White Leadwort

White Leadwort

Latin name : Plumbago zeylanica Linn. (Plumbaginaceae)
Sanskrit/Indian name : Chitraka
Urdu Name : Cheetalakdi, Sheetraj Hindi

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.