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Latin name: Plumbago zeylanica Linn. (Plumbaginaceae)

Sanskrit/Indian name: Chitraka

General information:

White Leadwort has been mentioned in travelogues by European writers on Indian herbs. The herb has a number of widely therapeutic properties, when combined with other herbs. White Leadwort is an anti-inflammatory, stimulates the gastro-intestinal tract and has antiseptic properties.

Therapeutic constituents:

Plumbagin is the active chemical constituent found in the herb, which gives White Leadwort its therapeutic properties.

Key therapeutic benefits:

  • As an anti-inflammatory, a poultice made with White Leadwort soothes muscle and joint pains.
  • Due to its antiseptic property, the herb speeds up the wound healing process.
  • It also stimulates the mucus membrane of the digestive organs, which treats gastrointestinal disorders.

Used in Muscle & Joint Rub, Gasex

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