Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Plumbago rosea

Botanical name : Plumbago rosea Linn.
Family : Plumbaginaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Chitraka, Agni, Dahana

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
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.

PLANT DESCRIPTION
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.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, kapha, diarrhea, inflammation, fever, nervous palsy, hemorrhoids, skin diseases, irritable bowel disease, amenorrhea and anemia.
Useful part : Roots

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