Sanskrit name: Chitraka
Botanical name: Plumbago zeylanica
Habitat: It is native to India.
- Rasa (taste) : Pungent
- Virya (action) : Heating
- Vipaka (post-digestive effects) : Pungent
- Doshas (constitution) : Balances kapha and vata, increases pitta
White Leadwort possesses anti-inflammatory properties and helps in relieving joint and muscle pain. It acts as a mild laxative and is found useful in the gastrointestinal tract diseases.