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Scientific name of Pavonia: Pavonia odorata

Name of Pavonia in different languages:-

English: Swamp mallows, Fragrant Pavonia

Sanskrit: Varinamaka, Valaka, ह्रिबेरा Hribera, Udichya

Hindi: Sugandhabala-सुगंधबाला

Malayalam: Vellooram, Vellakurumthotty-വെള്ളൂരം, വെള്ളകുറുംതോട്ടി 

Tamil: Peramutti, Avibattam

Plant description:

It is a perennial herb, erect, covered with white sticky hairs. Leaves are 5-nerved from the base, arranged alternate, Simple or Palmately lobed, Ovate-sub orbicular, apex acute, base cordate, dentately arranged margin, sub-entire, 3 to 5 lobed, 4 to 6 cm long and 5 to 7 cm wide. Flowers are pinkish-white, found singly in the leaf axils or at the branch end, five sepals are 5, flowering throughout the year. Fruit is spherical shaped, smooth and wingless.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Cordate Margin-Spyni Venation-Reticulated
Cordate-heartshaped Margin_Spiny-Sharp-stiped-point Recticulate


Useful plant parts:

Root, seed, leaf

Medicinal uses:

To treat conditioning and soothing of skin, to prevent common infection.

Chemical contents:

Antibacterial and Antifungal

It is used as an ingredient to prepare the Ayurveda medicines like:

Nasika Choornam



Chandanadi kashayam

Dhanya Panchak Kashayam

Gopanganadi Kashayam

Jeevanthyadi Kashayam

Sahacharadi Kuzhambu


Madana Kameswari Lehyam

Allerin Tablet

Ashwagandha Thailam

Bala Thailam

Baladhatryadi Thailam

Guduchyadi Tailam

Mahanarayan thaialam

Manjishtadi Thailam

Prameha Mihira Taila

Vyaghri Taila

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