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Blue Leadwort

Scientific name of Blue Leadwort: Plumbago capencis

Name of Blue Leadwort in different languages:-

Sanskrit: Chitraka, Agni, Dahana

Hindi: Chita

Malayalam: Koduveli, Neelakkoduveli

Plant description:

Blue Leadwort -Plumbago Capencis is a perennial shrub, found in tropical areas, forest areas, Western Ghats, grows to 1.5 meters, Leaves are simple, alternate, or some time whorl, oblong, lanceolate and acute apex; stem are semi-woody and numerous branches. Flowers are blue, borne in clusters at branch end.

Useful plant parts:

Whole plant, root.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Elliptic Margin-Entire Venation-pinnate
 Eliptic-oval-shaped-with-no-apex  Margin_Entire  Venation-pinnate


Medicinal uses:

Anti-ulcer, anti-fungal, Antioxidant, to treat warts, broken bones, headaches, fever, acidity, piles, epilepsy, jaundice and sake byte treatments.

Chemical Contents:

Naphthoquinones plumbagin and epi-isoshinanolone, steroids- sitosterol and glucosyl sitosterol and palmitic acids.

Three types of leadworts

Blue Leadwort Red Leadwort White Leadwort
Neela-koduveli Chuvanna-Koduvely Vella-koduveli
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