Botanical name : Hibiscus aculeatus Roxb.
Family : Malvaceae
Rasa : Amla, Madhura
Guna : Guru, Snigda
Virya : Seeta
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Wild hibiscus
Hindi : Van gudahal
Malayalam : Panichakam, Pariccakam, Njaranmpuli
A trailing prickly herb grows up to 2-3 meters in height. Leaves simple, alternate, 3-7 lobbed, clothed with appressed hairs, crenate-serrate. Flowers large, yellow with purple centre, fruits ovoid pointed capsules, enclosed in enlarged calyx, seeds triangular.
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, pitta, inflammations, joint pain, nephropathy, burning sensation, and urinary retention.
Useful part : Roots, Leaves.