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Indian leadwort is an evergreen perennial herb. It grows up to 1.5 metres tall. The plant is often grown in the backyard for personal use, It is cultivated for medicinal use in India and is also grown as an ornamental in various parts of the tropics, where it is valued for its white inflorescences.
- 1 Uses
- 2 Parts Used
- 3 Chemical Composition
- 4 Common names
- 5 Properties
- 6 Habit
- 7 Identification
- 8 List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
- 9 Where to get the saplings
- 10 Mode of Propagation
- 11 How to plant/cultivate
- 12 Commonly seen growing in areas
- 13 Photo Gallery
- 14 References
- 15 External Links
It contains nine compounds were isolated as plumbagin, isoshinanolone, plumbagic acid, beta-sitosterol, 4-hydroxybenzaldehyde, trans-cinnamic acid, vanillic acid, 2, 5-dimethyl-7-hydroxychromonede, indole-3-carboxaldehyde.
|English||Plumbago, Scarlet leadwort|
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
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List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
A plant of tropical areas, it thrives very well at temperatures of 25 - 35°c.