Chitrakmool (Plumbago zeylanica)
Chitrakmool (Plumbago zeylanica) is used in most of the Ayurvedic medicines for indigestion. Its botanical name is Plumbago zeylanica. It is called Leadwort in English.
Studies have shown this herb to have the following actions:-
Hepatoprotective : Chitrakmool prevents hepatic fibrosis through inhibition of EGFreceptor (EGFR) phosphorylation and signal transducer and activator of transcription factor 3 (STAT3) in the liver, especially in hepatic stellate cells.
Chitrakmool reduces the hypertrophy of adipocytes and ameliorated the degenerative changes in the liver.