AromaDb: A Database of Plant's Aroma Molecules

Plant Details

:Common Name
Kuth
:Scientific Name
Saussurea lappa
:Introduction

Saussurea costus, commonly known as costus or kuth, is a species of thistle in the genus Saussurea native to South Asia. Essential oils extracted from the root is used in traditional medicine and in perfumes since ancient times.

: Details
It is usually found at elevations of 2,500 to 3,000 m (8,202.1 to 9,842.5 ft) asl in South Asia; including the Himalayas, Kashmir, Jammu, Western Ghats, and the Kishenganga Valley.

Essential Oils

Serial No.Essential Oil Name
1Saussurea lappa essential oil

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