The pharmaceutical studies and therapeutic uses of Plumbago zeylanica, in fresh root and as well as dry drug (root), were studied. The fresh root drug preparation includes Chitraka swarasam (freshly expressed juice), Chitraka kalkam (paste) and their therapeutic uses. Dry drug reveals preparation of Chitraka churnam (powder), Chitrakadi vati (tablets), Chitrakadi dutika (pills), Chitraka ghritam (ghee preparation), Chitraka quatham (decoction), Chitraka himam (cold infusion), Chitraka Phantam (hot infusion) and their therapeutic use for the treatment of various ailments was recorded.
Chetty, K. Madhava et al.
"Pharmaceutical Studies and Therapeutic Uses of Plumbago Zeylanica L. Roots (Chitraka, Chitramulamu),"
Ethnobotanical Leaflets: Vol. 2006
, Article 33.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/ebl/vol2006/iss1/33