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ISSN Print: 2394-0530, ISSN Online: 2320-3862

Journal of Medicinal Plants Studies

2021, Vol. 9, Issue 3, Part A
A Systematic Review on Synonyms and Properties of Citraka (Plumbago zeylanica Linn. and Plumbago rosea Linn.) from Samhitas (Ayurvedic classics) and Nighantus (Ayurvedic drug lexicons)

Dr. Akhilraj AR and Dr. Rukmini S

Mankind has from the time immemorial relied on plants and plant products for their health care requirements. As per the recent estimate, nearly 4.4 billion people comprising 80% of world’s total population rely on plants as their primary source for medicine. Citraka commonly known as Agni, a medicinal plant which has been used by the Ayurvedic physicians, for the management of various disease conditions. Ācarya Śāraṅgadhara considered Citraka as, best among the medicines that perform Dīpana-Pācana (Appetizer and Digestive). Root of Plumbago zeylanica Linn. (Śveta Citraka) and Plumbago rosea Linn. (Rakta Citraka) of Plumbaginaceae family are used in Āyurveda as source plants of Citraka [1]. The present review article has been designed to elucidate data on synonyms, properties, actions and various formulations of the drug from various Saṁhitās (Ayurvedic classics) and Nighaṇṭus (Ayurvedic drug lexicons).
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Akhilraj AR, Dr. Rukmini S. A Systematic Review on Synonyms and Properties of Citraka (Plumbago zeylanica Linn. and Plumbago rosea Linn.) from Samhitas (Ayurvedic classics) and Nighantus (Ayurvedic drug lexicons). J Med Plants Stud 2021;9(3):33-40. DOI: 10.22271/plants.2021.v9.i3a.1291
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