Saussurea costus

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Noun1.Saussurea costus - annual herb of the eastern Himalayas (Kashmir) having purple florets and a fragrant root that yields a volatile oil used in perfumery and for preserving furs
genus Saussurea, Saussurea - genus of herbs of temperate and cool regions of Eurasia
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
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Repellent and toxicological impact of acetone extracts of Nicotiana tabacum, Pegnum hermala, Saussurea costus and Salsola baryosma against red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum (Herbst).
Officials of the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau ( WCCB), western region, identified the plant as the rare " Saussurea costus", or " kuth", which grows only at high altitudes of 8,000- 12,000 feet in very cold climate.
Only two wild plants Inula racemosa and Saussurea costus are domesticated and cultivated for medicinal or commercial purposes.
Saussurea costus: botanical, chemical and pharmacological review of an ayurvedic medicinal plant.