As a general tonic: 1tsp Costus powder, 1tsp Honey in warm water, ideally on an empty stomach, once a day.
It is used to treat; stomach pains, stomach upsets, diarrhea, constipation, cholesterol, high blood pressure, asthma, breathing problems, cleanses the womb, increases fertility, strengthens muscles after labour, contracts the womb, aids weight loss (take twice daily, morning and evening), diabetes (without the honey).
As a skin treatment: 1tsp Costus powder, 1tsp Honey, mix together and apply to the skin surface. Leave for 2 hours and then rinse off.
It is used to treat; acne, pimples, spots, scars, burns, nappy rash, mosquito bites, eczema, thrush, piles and as a face mask.
For Body Aches and Detoxification: Mix 1 teaspoon of Costus Root powder in a glass of water and drink.
For Colds and Congestion: Mix Equal Amounts of Costus Root and Honey. Ingest 1 tsp of this paste 3 times daily. 1/2 tsp for children.
For Chest Infections: Mixed with olive oil into a loose paste and administered orally at one side of the mouth. Take 1 tablespoon of the mixture twice daily, away from meal times until symptoms have gone.
For Head, Sinus and Tonsils: A pinch of Qust powder can to be taken via nose inhalation
For beautification: 1 tsp Costus Root Powder, 1 tsp Honey, 2 tsp Rose water, mix into a paste and apply gently on face. Leave for at least 1 hour. Avoid contact with eyes. May feel hot on skin due to its properties.