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Hill Glory Bower

Scientific name of Hill Glory Bower: Clerodendrum viscosum

Name of Hill Glory Bower in different languages:

English: Clerodendrum, Hill Clerodendrum

Sanskrit: Bhandira Sthauneya

Hindi: Bhates, Titabhamt

Malayalam: Oruveran-ഒരുവേരൻ, Peruku പെരുക്, Perikilam- പെരികിലം, Vattaperuku-വട്ടപ്പെരുക്. 

Tamil: Perukilai

Plant description:-

Hill Glory Bower - Clerodendrum viscosum is a perennial flowering shrub, erect, grows to the height of 4 m high, with single stem, leaves are simple, oppositely arranged, ovate and hairy, grows up to 20 cm wide, the flowers are white with purplish pink or dull purple, born in branch end as a cluster up to 2 ft. long, flowers occur in August to October, the stem is hollow or corky. The fruits are drupes, dark metallic blue, and size up to half inch diameter.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Heart shaped Margin-Entire Venation-Arcuated
 heartshaped  Margin_Entire  arcuate


Useful plant parts:

Whole plant, root, leaf

Medicinal uses:

 Asthma, Coughs, Rheumatism, Fever And Skin Diseases, Antimicrobial Activities, Respiratory Diseases, Fever, Periodic Fever, Cough, Bronchial Asthma, Fungal Infections, Alopecia, Diarrhoea, Liver Disorders and Headache

Chemical contents: 

Sterols, flavonoids, saponins, stigmasterol, Apigenin, acacetin etc.

How to prepare medicines:

The decoction of leaves and turmeric can use for skin diseases, dried roots powder mix with jaggery is better to increase breast milk. To cure skin diseases like fungal infections and alopecia, apply the paste of leaves and roots externally over the affected areas, Fresh leaves are given to cure diarrhea, liver disorders, and headache.

Hill Glory Bower is one of the ingredients in the Ayurveda medicines like-

Bala Thailam

Chandanadi Thailam

Maha Vishagarbha Tailam

Mahanarayan thaialam

Prameha Mihira Taila




Yogaraja Choornam

Dadhika Ghrita

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