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Plumbago zeylanica, commonly known as Ceylon leadwort, doctorbush or wild leadwort, is a species of plumbago with a pantropical distribution. Carl Linnaeus described the paleotropical P. zeylanica and neotropical P. scandens as separate species, but they are currently considered synonymous.
- 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
Preliminary phytochemical analysis revealed the presence of sugars, steroids, flavonoids, alkaloids, quinones, phenols, tannins and terpenoids in its roots. 
|Kannada||Sewanakudri, Antugogari, Shivana kadle|
|English||Ceylon Swamp Mallow|
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
|Simple||Leaves are lance-shaped to ovate||Leaves are 1.5-3 cm long, 1-2.5 cm broad. Lower ones are usually 3-lobed - lobes oblong or obovate, entire or irregularly toothed, middle one longest.|
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
|Bisexual||Lance-shaped||Pink||Flower stalk is 2-4 cm long. Sepal-like bracts are 8-11, 1-1.3 cm long. Flowers are 1.5 cm long. Flowering from July to November and March to May|
|Simple Fruit||Spherical||5 mm across||Velvety||Fruiting from March to May and March to May|
List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
Prefers a position in full sun or partial shade, Slightly acidic soil. Plants can flower throughout the year.