Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Abutilon indicus


Botanical name : Abutilon indicum Sw.
Family : Malvaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Atibala, Balika, Vatyapushpy, Bhuribala

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Tikta, Madhura
Guna : Snigda, Grahi
Virya : Seeta

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Country mallow
Hindi : Kabi, Kakahi, Chambi
Malayalam : Velluram, Oorakam

PLANT DESCRIPTION
Medium sized many branched perennial shrub grows up to 2 meters in height. Plant covered with minute hairs. Leaves are alternate, cordate and acute. Leaves vary in size. Flowers are yellowish, with 5 petals, solitary found in leaf axils. Fruits contain 15-20 chambers, arranged spirally, containing seeds. Seeds are blackish brown.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies tridoshas, especially vata, and pitta, poison, hyperdipsia, vomiting, Leukorrhoea and Menorrhagia.
Useful part : Leaves, Root, Fruits

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