Latin Name

Plumbago zeylanica

English Name


Sanskrit Name


Part Used

Fresh root Bark
(ताजा, मूल त्वक्)

Effect on Dosha

Pacifies kapha, Vata and aggravates Pitta

Properties and Uses

It boosts appetite and promotes digestion. It stimulates bile secretion therefore is commonly used medicine in digestive and liver disorders. It is used in treatment of non-bleeding piles. It is considered as potent pain killer, an effective anti-inflammatory agent commonly used in inflammatory conditions of liver and large intestine. It induces contraction of uterine muscles so used in difficult labor and retention of placenta. It is an effective anti-pyretic used especially in intermittent and remittent fevers.

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