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Red Leadwort (Plumbago Rosea Linn)

January 31, 2012

Red Leadwort (Plumbago rosea Linn ) is an ornamental plant which is found in most gardens in India. The main attraction of this plant is its flower stalk, but more importantly the plant is used in the field of Ayurveda for its medicinal values. Leadwort is a perennial shrub which grows up to a height of 2 to 4 feet. Mainly its root bark, which contains plumbagin, is used for medicinal purposes . The oil prepared from the root bark of plumbago is used to treat rheumatism, joint pain and paralysis.

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