Chitrak Scientific Name

Plumbago zeylanica

Chitrak Other Names

English: Leadwort
Latin: Plumbago Zeylanica
Arabian: Sheetaraj
Frsi: Sheetar
Hindi: Chitraka, Cheet, Chita
Sanskrit: Chitrak

What is Chitrak ?

Chitrak, is known as Rasayana in Ayurveda. It is a digestive and carminative herb that is used to treat indigestion, constipation and piles. It has antiseptic, antibacterial and anti-viral properties that stimulate and enhance immune response. It is also a known anti-inflammatory and used in treatment of arthritis.

Common forms of Chitrak

Powder, Tablet, Syrup

Chitrak is commonly used for:

Chitrak Dosage

Powder: 2-3 gm daily or as prescribed. a day or as recommended by a physician.
Tablet: 1-2 gm mostly in divided doses daily or as prescribed.
Syrup: 5-10 ml mostly in divided doses daily or as prescribed.

Chitrak Side-effects and Warnings

Common side-effects: Stomach upsets like diarrhea and skin rashes.
Not so common side-effects: Not known.
Pregnant or Nursing Mothers: Can induce menstruation and cause miscarriage. Avoid.
Children: Not known.

Might contain some components that can be toxic if taken in high doses. Consult a doctor.

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