Botanical name : Hibiscus abelmoschus Linn. (Abelmoschus moschatus Medikus)
Family : Malvaceae
Rasa : Tikta, Madhura, Katu.
Guna : Lakhu, Rooksha,
Virya : Seeta
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Musk mallow, Ambrette seed plant
Hindi : Latakasturi, Muskadana
Malayalam : Kasturivenda
An erect hairy annual herb grows up to 2 meters in height. Leaves simple, palmate, with 3-7 lobes, lobes serrate, hairy on both surfaces; flowers large, yellow with purple center; fruits hairy capsular; seeds many, grayish brown and kidney shaped and scented.
Plant pacifies vitiated kapha, pitta, asthma, bronchitis, burning sensation, nausea, dyspepsia, flatulence, colic, diarrhea, calculi, vomiting, and nervous system disorders.
Useful part : Seeds.