Plumbago zeylanica Linn.

Primary Characteristics

Primary Characteristics

Plumbago zeylanica Linn. is aslo known as Plumbago rosea Linn., belongs to Plumbaginaceae, family.
The Arabic Names for this herb are Askankandi, Askanlandi, Shetraj.
The English Name for this herb is Lead Wort.
The Urdu Names for this herb are Cheeta, Chitrak, Chitraka.

Pharmacological Actions

The pharmacological Actions of Plumbago zeylanica Linn. are Abortifacient, Anti-arthritic, Anti-diarrhoeal, Anti-haemorrhagic, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-Periodic, Anti-phlegmatic, Anti-pruritic, Anti-septic, Aphrodisiac, Appetizer, Carminative, Counter-Irritant, Detergent, Detersive, Diaphoretic, Digestive, Diuretic, Emmenagogue, Expectorant, Germicidal, Irritant, Nervine Stimulant, Refrigerant, Resolvent, Rubefacient, Sudorific, Vesicant.


The Indications of Root of Plumbago zeylanica Linn. are Flatulence, Scabies, Leucorrhoea, Skin Diseases, Rheumatic Pain, Piles, Dyspepsia, Unhealthy Ulcer, Plague, Phlegmatic Affections, Leprosy, Nervous Affections, Painful Affections of Joints, Sexual Weakness, Splenomegaly, Weak Digestion, Enlarged Spleen.

The Indications of Bark of Plumbago zeylanica Linn. are Scabies, Intermittent Fever, Chronic Rheumatism, Skin Diseases, Leucorrhoea, Piles, Dyspepsia, Diarrhoea, Muscular Rheumatism, Flatulence, Rheumatic Pain, Spleen Enlargement, Epilepsy, Leprosy, Hysteria, Paraplegia, Anasarca, Abscesses, Periodic Fever, Mania, Unhealthy Ulcer, Painful Affections of Joints.

The Indications of Milky Juice of Plumbago zeylanica Linn. are Unhealthy Ulcer, Liver Affections, Scabies, Ascites.

The Indication of Tincture(root) of Plumbago zeylanica Linn. is Fever.

No Contra Indication information is available for Plumbago zeylanica Linn..


The Temperament of Plumbago zeylanica Linn. is 3rd order, warm and dry.

Available Brands

BrandManufacturer/Mnf. Representative
GastolAshraf laboratories (Pvt) Ltd.
HABOOB MUQUAWWI-E-MAIDAHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
MAJUN FILASFAHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
MAJUN SURANJANHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan

Compound Preparations

Plumbago zeylanica Linn. is used in the preparation of Anqaruya-i-Kabir, Hab Ashkhar, Itrifal Aftimun, Itrifal Ghudaddi, Jawarish Shahr yaran, Ma'jun Baladur, Ma'jun Filasfa, Ma'jun Finjnosh, Ma'jun Jograj Gugal, Ma'jun Juzam, Ma'jun Kalkalanj, Ma'jun Khubs al-Hadid, Ma'jun Raig Mahi, Ma'jun Suranjan compounds.


Whole Herb1.000mg - 3.000mgN/A

Herb's Description

Plumbago zeylanica Linn.. A perennial, sub-scandant shrub; leaves ovate, glabrous; flowers white, in elongated spikes; capsules oblong, pointed, contained in viscid glandular persistent calyx.

Taste Odor & Occurrence

Occurence: It is native of South & East Asia . This species is more common than Plumbago indica.
Odor: The odor of Plumbago zeylanica Linn. is Disagreeable
Taste: Bitter,Sharp


No information regarding Plumbago zeylanica Linn.'s substitute is currently available.

Active Constituents

Plumbago zeylanica Linn.'s Active constituents:


No information regarding Plumbago zeylanica Linn.'s antidot is currently available.

Warning & Precautions

In large doses it may cause abortion,diarrhoea,paralysis of muscular tissue may occur,locally it may cause irritation.Large doses may cause respiratory failure.


Currently no Toxicity information is available for Plumbago zeylanica Linn.. (work in progress)