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Abutilon persicum - Bettabende

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Bettabende, Abutilon persicum

Abutilon persicum is a shrub with large rounded heart shaped leaves growing upto 2 m tall with beautiful yellow flowers borne at the top. It can be found growing in roadside clearings and open areas in evergreen and semi-evergreen forests of the Western ghats and other parts of India and south-east Asia excluding the cold regions.

Uses

Parts Used

Chemical Composition

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada Bettabende gida
Hindi
Malayalam Tutti
Tamil Veli-t-tutti
Telugu
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit Atibala
English Persian Mallow

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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
Simple Alternate Leaves pubescent, lower leaves ovate-cordate, to 15 cm long; upper ovate to lanceolate, crenate-dentate, velutinous below and glabrescent above, basally 5-9 nerved.

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Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
bisexual 3.5 - 4.5 cm across Yellow Many Petals yellow, obovate. FLowering starts post monsoon, November to April

Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
Mericarp Mericarps 5 Puberulous {{{6}}}

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

Seeds

How to plant/cultivate

Season to grow

Soil type

Propagation

Commonly seen growing in areas

Tropical area

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