PLUMBAGO ZEYLANICA also Known as Ceylon Lead Root, Leadwort, Wild Leadwort, Lautafifi
Plumbago Zeylanica

Plumbago Zeylanica

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Common Name
Plumbago Zeylanica
Plumbaginaceae
Flowers
Throughout india but abundantly found in north india upto. 1600 m.
Roots
Ceylon Lead Root, Leadwort, Wild Leadwort, Lautafifi

Uses:

The drug is an abortifacient and vesicant. It is also used in the treatment of rheumatism, dyspepsia, piles and diarrhoea and as a diuretic. It is used as a counterirritant and for skin diseases. The drug is apt to cause abortion and in Malaysia, eating the leaves is said to cause similar action. In Africa, a cold infusion of the root is used for influenza and black water fever. The powdered root is occasionally taken as a snuff to relieve headache.