Plumbago Indica Ext.

Plumbago Indica

The root of this plant consists of naphthoquinone plumbagin. This is a hormone, which can help prevent prostate cancer. Apart from that, the aerial parts consist of multiple compounds, which include hydroxyplumbagin, plumbaginol, steroids, and leucodelphinidin.

Plumbago Indica is a very strong irritant. It stimulates the nervous system (when consumed in small doses). However, consuming it in large doses can lead to paralysis and respiratory failure. The compound has been known to produce anti-implantation activities in rats.


At low doses, the plant has the ability to inhibit tumors. Ethanol extracted from the leaves is also effective against viruses. Apart from these, some additional medical benefits of Plumbago Indica include:

1. Strengthens the Immune System.
2. An Effective Anti-Inflammation Agent.
3. Treating Respiratory Problems.
4. Helps Reduce Weight.

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Most frequent questions and answers

Plumbago zeylanica (known as “Chitrak”) is a useful Indian medicinal plant. The root of the plant and its constituents are credited with potential therapeutic properties including anti-atherogenic, cardiotonic, hepatoprotective and neuroprotective properties.

It has pretty blue flowers, blooms profusely and is non-invasive. … So this flower is essentially useless as a provider of nectar for butterflies. In its native S. Africa it is known to attract butterflies and to act as a larval food plant.
Cape Plumbago grows to a height of 3.0m, with a spread of 1.5m. It is fast growing, taking six months to one year to reach its mature size. Its flowers bloom from May to October. Requirements: Grows in full sun.
Plumbago is a potent medicinal agent used in the treatment of stubborn chronic rheumatoid arthritis, skin diseases and tumerous growths as recommended by Ayurveda. It also finds its use in correcting chronic menstrual disorders, viral warts and chronic diseases of nervous system.
Plumbago auriculata is a hardy, evergreen shrub with masses of edible, sky-blue or white Phlox-like flowers on and off all year round. It can be planted in the sun or semi-shade and is virtually disease-free. The flower calyx has sticky, gland-tipped hairs and children often pick the flowers to use as earrings!

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