English: White Leadwort
Latin: Plum– bago zeylanica Linn.
Part Used: Root, root bark, seeds
Habitat: Throughout In- dia
Energetics: VK– P, agni + Tissues:
Bones, plasma, blood, reproductive
Systems: Nervous, female reproductive
Action: Stimulant, caustic; digestion, antiseptic, antiparasitical
Uses: Sprue, worms, dysmenorrhea, small doses stimulate the central nervous system, externally used as paste it opens abscesses and used for skin diseases and ulcers; colitis, indigestion, hemor– rhoids, anasarca, diarrhea, gas, rheumatism, and all joint pains, promotes sweating. Tincture of root bark- intermittent fevers.
Preparation: Paste, powders, pills, tincture Precaution: Do not use when pregnant; use only in small doses. Due to its very hot nature, it can cause abortion