Botanical name : Plumbago rosea Linn.
Family : Plumbaginaceae
Chitraka, Agni, Dahana
Rasa : Katu
Guna : Lakhu, Rooksha, Teekshna
Virya : Ushna
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Leadwort, Red leadwort, Fire plant
Hindi : Chitra, Chita
Malayalam : Chettikkoduveli, Koduveli
Distribution – Throughout India in moist places; growing wild, also cultivated.
A pretty perennial shrub with semi woody stems and numerous branches. Leaves simple alternate, oblong-lanceolate and acute; flower red, in long terminal spikes. Roots are cylindrical irregularly bent having transverse shallow fissures at bents.
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, kapha, diarrhea, inflammation, fever, nervous palsy, hemorrhoids, skin diseases, irritable bowel disease, amenorrhea and anemia.
Useful part : Roots