English: Plumbago, White leadwort, Ceylon Leadwort, Doctorbush
Hindi: चित्रक Chitrak
Malayalam: Vellakoduveli വെള്ള കൊടുവേലി, Thubakoduveli തുമ്പക്കൊടുവേലി
Plumbago zeylanica White leadwort or Chitrak is a shrub that spreads with stems, and grows up to 2.5 m long. The leaves are dark green, ovate; grow up to 12 cm long and 5 cm broad. The flowers are borne in a stalk, sized 6 to 25 cm long, and hairs with a sticky coating. Many small dark purple-coloured seeds contain capsules 4 to 5 mm long.
Useful plant parts of White leadwort:
Antimicrobial, Antiseptic properties, Antimicrobial, larvicidal (kill larvae of Aedes aegypti without any damage to fishes).
It is important to note that while white leadwort has been traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine, it contains certain compounds that can be toxic if not used properly. The use of white leadwort in any form should be under the guidance of a qualified healthcare professional who is knowledgeable about traditional herbal medicine.
As with any herbal remedy, it’s crucial to exercise caution and consult a healthcare practitioner before using it, especially if you have any underlying health conditions or are taking medications.
How to prepare medicines:
Plant extracts mix in water to kill larvae of Aedes aegypti
|Em Gesta Tablets
|Panchatikta Guggulu Ghrita
|Prabhanjana Vimardanam Tailam
|Brahmi Drakshadi Kashayam
|Brihat Dashamoola Tailam
|Brihat marichadi Tailam
|Kubja Prasarini Tailam
|Maha Vishagarbha Tailam
|Yakrut Shula Vinashini Vatika
|Dashamoola Shatpala Ghrita
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