The Indian Costus

To find the Indian costus, it is necessary to go up to more than 2000 meters of altitude. Indeed, this plant has the natural environment of the wonderful mountain ranges of the Himalayas in Asia.

It is after 3 long years of cultivation that we can finally harvest the Indian costus root. Its ancient virtues are hidden in the lower part of the plant. Indeed, the Indian costus is among the oldest natural therapeutic remedies. Its widespread use has earned it registration in most pharmacopoeia (a book listing the main plants for therapeutic use). If it has been used for more than 3000 years, it has a positive medical reputation worldwide.

This has led scientists to conduct various studies around this plant: the chemical composition, the therapeutic effects … There are several hundred scientific articles on this plant on the famous biomedical search engine PubMed.

Main active molecules of the Indian Costus.


Déhydrocostus lactone

Himalaya Chain

PHYNACARE and the Indian Costus.

This plant has a very special place at PHYNACARE because it is with it that our adventure began. Surprised by its potential, we decided to go through scientific studies that left no doubt about the usefulness of its marketing. We then looked for suppliers whose values ​​match ours before carrying out rigorous analyzes to provide you with a quality product.


What do scientific studies say?

The published studies suggest a very interesting profile as regards its action against many pathologies. Among other things, one can read through these studies the following potential effects:


Slowing down of cancer cells and a decrease in tumor volume.[1]

[1] Madan Mohan Pandey, Subha Rastogi, Ajay Kumar Singh Rawat, Saussurea costus: Botanical, chemical and pharmacological review of an ayurvedic medicinal plant; Journal of Ethnopharmacology 110 (2007) 379–390


Significantly reduced ulcer lesions.[2]                                                                 

[2] H. Zheng, Y. Chen, J. Zhang, L. Wang, Z. Jin, H. Huang, S. Man, W. Gao, Evaluation of protective effects of costunolide and dehydrocostuslactone on ethanol-induced gastric ulcer in mice based on multi-pathway regulation, Chemico-Biological Interactions (2016), doi:10.1016/ j.cbi.2016.03.003.


Reduction of pulmonary inflammation.[3]                                                                  

[3] Bo-Kyung Lee, Soo-Jin Park, So-Yeon Nam, Saeromi Kang, Jin Hwang, Seung-Jin Lee and Dong-Soon Im, Anti-allergic effects of sesquiterpene lactones from Saussurea costus (Falc.) Lipsch. determined using in vivo and in vitro experiments, Journal of Ethnopharmacology,


Medium fungicidal activity[4]                                                                  

[4] Acylated Flavone Glycosides from the Roots of Saussurea lappa and Their Antifungal Activity



This food supplement is packaged in 60 capsules of vegetable origin.

One PHYNACOSTUS capsule contains :
Hydroalcoholic extract * dry of Indian costus
(Saussurea lappa radix, DER 10:1)
100 mg
Organic Maltodextrin 250 mg
Envelope of vegetable origin (HPMC) 75 mg



Take 1 capsule morning and evening, during meals.



PHYNACOSTUS is not recommended for pregnancy or breastfeeding.



PHYNACOSTUS is not a substitute for a healthy and balanced diet.