In medicine it is a pharmaceutical preparation that is based on a mixture of wax and oil. Unlike the ointment it has no resins. It is used in Ayurvedic or naturopathic medicine. Ceratostigma . In botany it is one of the common names of a plant in the family Plumbaginaceae. It is also a genus of plants in this family and are called plumbagos. They are herbaceous of medicinal uses.