Leadwort, Ceylon Leadwort, Doctor Bush

Leadwort, Ceylon Leadwort, Doctor BushSanskrit name: Chitraka
Botanical name: Plumbago zeylanica
Habitat: It s found widely in the tropical region of Asia and Africa





  • Rasa (taste): Pungent
  • Virya (action): Heating
  • Vipaka (post-digestive effects): Pungent
  • Dosha (Constitution): Balances Kapha and vata, aggravates pitta

General information

Leadwort is rich in Plumbagin and therefore is used in various medicinal preparations. It speeds up the process of healing wounds. It regulates metabolism and helps in treating gastrointestinal diseases.

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