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The scientific name of Deccan Hemp: Hibiscus cannabinus L.
Name of Deccan Hemp in different languages:-
English: Brown Indian Hemp
Sanskrit: मचिका Machika, अम्बिका Ambika, मयूरिका Maryurika
Hindi: पटसन Patsan, सन San
Tamil: பலுஂகு Palungu
Malayalam: കംജരു Kanjaru
Plant description of Deccan Hemp
Deccan Hemp belongs to Hibiscus family, an annual herbaceous plant, woody, grew up to 3.5 m tall, stem are 1 to 2 cm diameter in size. It is often multy branched. The leaves are up to 15 cm long, hairy or little spiny variable in shape, near the base deeply lobed with 3 to 7 lobes. The flowers are white to purple, 8 to 15 cm diameter. The fruit is a capsule, about 2 cm diameter, containing many seeds.
Useful plant parts: Leaves and flowers.
To treat biliousness with acidity, poultice on pains and bruises, dysentery, throat disorders, anaemia, fatigue, lassitude, etc.
The chemical content: polysaccharides, dextrin, pectin, tannin, protein.