English: Red leadwort, scarlet leadwort
Sanskrit: Chitrak, Rakthacitrak
Hindi: लाल चित्रक Lal chitrak
Malayalam: Chethikoduveli ചെത്തിക്കൊടുവേലി
Indian leadwort (Plumbago indica) is an evergreen flowering shrub, partially erect or spreading, less branched, up to 1.5 meters, leaves are ovate, up to 13 cm long, slightly drooping, wavy margins, pointed at the end, flowering is in winter, bright red, calyx is tubular, up to 10 mm long, and covered sticky glands and stalked.
Useful plant parts:
Root, root skin
Increase digestive power, to treat Vata disorders, illegally used as an abortion medicine.
How to prepare medicines:
|Varanadi Kashayam||Malatyadi Tailam||Navayasam Gulika|
|Blue Leadwort||Red Leadwort||White Leadwort|
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