Chitrakmool {Plumbago zeylanica}

Chitramool or Ceylon Leadwort is good for Vata and Kapha

Ayurveda Characteristic and Uses

  1. Effect on doshas – Good for pacifying Vata and Kapha
  2. Taste – Pungent
  3. Energetics – Heating
  4. Main Traditional Action: Rasayana, carminative. antihemorrhoidal
  5. Other Traditional Uses: Improves appetite and digestion, useful in anorexia, flatulence, edema,  cough, worms, and chronic rhinitis


Modern Research

Chitramool and its components have investigated for a number of biological activities such as: antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, antiplasmoidal, anticancer, antimutagenic anti-inflammatory, antinociceptive, as well as its hypolipidaemic, antiatherosclerotic, hyperglycaemia, blood coagulation, and  central nervous system stimulatory effects.