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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: துத்திக்கீரை-Paniyaratutti, Thuthi, Uluku Soppu,
Malayalam: Thuthi, Velluram, Ooram, Kattooram, Oorpam, Vennkurunthotti
It is a Shrubs grow up to 2 m tall; Leaf Simple, nerved, 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 in Ayurveda, Unani and Sidha.
Useful plant parts:
Root, Leaf, the whole plant.
Used as a purgative, tonic, treat chronic fever, Increases semen quality and quantity, enhance skin texture and glow, antinode against poisons, cure injuries. The fresh plant decoction is used in the treatment of gonorrhea. The ash of the whole plant is applied on burns.
β-Sitosterol, hepato-protective, anti-toxic - used as an antinode against poisons.
Anti diabetic, Analgesic, Anti-oxidant, Anti microbial , and Anti-inflammatory
Abutilon is used as an ingredient to prepare the Ayurvedic medicines like: