Chitrak (Plumbagi zeylanica)
Treasures of Nature (Prakriti Ka Khazana) – Chitrak
Chitrak scientifically known as Plumbagi zeylanica, is one of the most effective digestive herbs of Ayurvedic medical science. It helps remove natural toxins from the intestines and thereby helps boost metabolism. It is primarily used for body weight management and is an excellent remedy to Kapha. It assists proper functioning of the liver and easy digestion of sugar and fats. Chitrak revitalises the body by providing proper absorption of nutrients. It is also useful for pain in joints.
Chitrak plants grow around the year with average height of 3 to 6 feet. Majority of the body diseases are caused due to digestive problems like indigestion and constipation. This herb is very useful to avert diseases related to bad stomach.
This plant is anti microbial, it forbids bacteria blocks virus. It also helps in strengthen the immunity.It contains anti inflammatory properties that help in diseases like osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis.
Chitrak also helps in leprosy and diarrhoea. Its consumption may help flushing out toxins from the body and thereby reducing obesity and unwanted fat and cholesterol. Its consumption may also help keep the liver healthy. The combination of Chitrak along with Devadaru helps in speeding up the healing process.