Ceylon leadwort is a shrub that grows in India and other parts of Southwest Asia. It is used as a medicine in Africa and Asia.

Orally, Ceylon leadwort is used for birth control, diarrhea, constipation, stomach ulcers, high cholesterol, diabetes, asthma, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

How does it work ?

Ceylon leadwort contains a chemical called plumbagin that might kill bacteria and cancer cells. Plumbagin might also have effects on fertility and the immune system.
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