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Table 1 Vernacular names of Costus speciosus (Srivastava et al. 2011; Swati and Agarwal 2015; Mazumdar and Hussain 2021)

From: Phytochemical competence and pharmacological perspectives of an endangered boon—Costus speciosus (Koen.) Sm.: a comprehensive review

Name of the states Vernacular names
Assam Tara
Bengali Keu, Keumut
Guajarati Paskarmula, Valakdi
Kannada Changalvakostu, Chikke
Manipuri OkchakKhombi
Malayalam Channakoova
Marathi Penva, Pinnha, Kobee, Peva
Mizo Sumbul
Oriya Kushtha
Sanskrit Kembuka, Kebuka, Kembu
Tamil Kostam
Telugu Kashmeeramu, Cengalvakostu
Hindi Keu, Keukand, Kemuka, Kemua
English Cane red, Crepe ginger, spiral flag, spiral ginger
Latin name Costus speciosus