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Kaling Dai
07-06-2013, 04:56 PM
shot in my neighbour's garden, claimed to be wild in origin.

Dr Hari Venkatesh K R
01-08-2013, 06:27 PM
Nice Photograph. Looks like Costus pictus of Costaceae. If the leaves have a typical sour taste, then the ID is right. Commonly known as the Insulin plant, used for reducing Blood sugar levels. Not a wild plant, but introduced into India for its anti-diabetic property.

Kaling Dai
01-08-2013, 08:02 PM
thank you, Dr. Hari. yes it tastes sour. nice to know that it has anti diabetic property.