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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
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.
Useful plant parts:
To treat joint pain, urinal disorders, diabetic, jaundice etc.
Chemical contents of Hill hemp bendy:
Gossypin (anti cancerous material)