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Hill hemp bendy

The scientific name of Hill hemp bendy: Hibiscus aculeatus Roxb.

Name of Hill hemp bendy in different languages:

English: Wild hibiscus, Comfort root, Pineland Hibiscus, Pinelands Mallow, Rough Rosemallow, Sharp Rosemallow

Sanskrit: शठम्बष्ठी Shadampashti

Hindi: Van gudal वन गुढ़ल

Malayalam: Njaranpuli ഞാറൻപുളി, Panachakam പനച്ചകം

Plant description:

Hill hemp bendy or Panachakam (Hibiscus aculeatus Roxb.) is a large climber, plant is fully covered with hooked prickles including leaves, many branched, commonly found in evergreen forests of Western ghats, tropical areas, wastelands, it is spreading over other plants, leaves are heart-shaped at base, 6 to 8 cm in size, palmate, 3 to 5 lobed, hairy. Flowers are yellow and center part is dark brown, very resembles with hibiscus flower, found in leaf axils as single. Stems are brown, 10 to 15 mm diameter, covered with hooked thorns.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Palmate Margin-Entire Venation-palmate

 Margin_Entire  Venation-palmate


Useful plant parts:

Leaf, root

Medicinal uses: 

To treat joint pain, urinal disorders, diabetic, jaundice etc.

Chemical contents of Hill hemp bendy: 

Gossypin (anti cancerous material)

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