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Scientific name of Abutilon: Abutilon indicum

Name of Abutilon in different languages:-

English: Country Mallow, Indian mallow, Indian Abutilon

Sanskrit: Bala, Athibala

Hindi: कंघी Kanghi

Tamil: Thuthi, Paniyaratutti, Uluku Soppu

Malayalam: Thuthi, Velluram, Ooram, Kattooram, Oorpam, Vennkurunthotti

Plant description:

It is a Shrubs grow up to 2 m tall; Leaf  Simple, arranged alternately, bases cordate, margins dentate, heart Shaped, apex acute, sized 3 to 8 cm and 4 to 7 cm; stem green, densely clothed with soft white hairs. Flowers are solitary, born in axillaries, pedicels 4-5 cm long, petals yellow, flowering throughout the year. Fruits are globose, silvery white hairs, black when ripe; Seeds are ovoid to suborbicular, 3 mm long, root is the important plant part used in the treatments.

Leaf Arrangement

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Useful plant parts:

Root, Leaf, the whole plant.

Medicinal uses:

Used as a purgative, tonic, treat chronic fever, Increases  semen quality and quantity, enhance skin texture and glow, antinode against poisons, cure injuries.

Chemical contents:

β-Sitosterol, hepato-protective, anti-toxic - used as an antinode against poisons.

Medicinal properties: 

Anti diabetic, Analgesic, Anti-oxidant, Anti microbial ,  and Anti-inflammatory 

Abutilon is used as an ingredient to prepare the Ayurvedic medicines like:


Bala Thailam

Maha Vishagarbha Tailam

Mahanarayan thaialam

Mushikadi Taila

Prameha Mihira Taila


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