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Plumbago Indica

(Common name:- Lal chitrak)

Classification

Plumbago Indica

History

Lal chitrak is an ornamental plant which is found in most gardens in India.

It is native mainly to India and can be found anywhere in sunny places.

Plant Description

Plumbago is perennial shrub that goes upto a height of 2 to 4 feet. Leaves of this plant can be measure as 3 inch long and 1and ½ inch wide.

The flower stalk is 4-12 cm long that produces red colour flowers in clusters.

The fruit is a long and slender containing long seeds. The roots are long like fingers and are aromatic in taste.

Cultivation

Plumbago is normally a native to India and can be found extensively in Sikkim, and eastern Himalayas.

Parts Used

Root bark

Constituents

The roots of plumbago are rich in plumbagin- a yellow coloured substance, sucrose, fructose and protease.

Uses

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