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Abutilon indicum - Atibala

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Country mallow is an erect, many branched, usually perennial plant with stems up to about 2 metres tall that become rather woody, especially at the base, and persist for a number of years. Sometimes though, the stems are annual, with the plant dying back each year to a woody base. The plant is sometimes gathered from the wild for local use as a food, medicine and source of fibre. It is grown as an ornamental in gardens. This is belongs to Malvaceae family.[1]

Uses

Fever, Colic, Open areas, Wounds. Ulcers, Boils. Haemorrhoids, Cough, Leprosy, Fevers.[2]

Parts Used

Roasted seeds.

Chemical Composition

The investigation on the chemical constituents of the whole plant of Abutilon indicum has resulted in the isolation of two new compounds, abutilin A (1) and (R)-N-(1′-methoxycarbonyl-2′-phenylethyl)-4-hydroxybenzamide (2), as well as 28 known compounds.[3]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada Mudre Gida
Hindi
Malayalam
Tamil
Telugu
Marathi
Gujarathi
Punjabi
Kashmiri
Sanskrit
English Indian Mallow


Properties

Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.

Dravya

Rasa

Guna

Veerya

Vipaka

Karma

Prabhava

Habit

Shrub

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature
Broadly ovate Cordate Acuminate, Irregulalry or coarsely toothed soft and minutely hairy tomantose on both sides

[4]

Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
2cm dia Axillary Yellow Solitary, Peduncles longer than petioles, Joint near tip. {{{5}}}

Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
Minutely furrowed Glabrous

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

Seeds, Cuttings of young shoots, Cuttings of half-ripe wood.

How to plant/cultivate

Requires a sunny position or part day shade in a fertile well-drained soil.[5]

Commonly seen growing in areas

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References

  1. Karnataka Aushadhiya Sasyagalu By Dr.Maagadi R Gurudeva, Page no:227
  2. Kappathagudda - A Repertoire of Medicinal Plants of Gadag, Page no: 32
  3. Chemical constituents
  4. [Morphology]
  5. Cultivation

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