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Waltheria indica is a short-lived, perennial plant producing several erect or ascending stems that that can be branched from the base. The stems become more or less woody and persist. The plant can grow from 0.5 - 2 metres tall. The plant is harvested from the wild for local medicinal use and is also the source of a fibre.
- 1 Uses
- 2 Parts Used
- 3 Chemical Composition
- 4 Common names
- 5 Properties
- 6 Habit
- 7 Identification
- 8 List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
- 9 Where to get the saplings
- 10 Mode of Propagation
- 11 How to plant/cultivate
- 12 Commonly seen growing in areas
- 13 Photo Gallery
- 14 References
- 15 External Links
Based on these results, this extract was fractionated and led to the isolation of three alkaloids (adouetin X (1), waltheriones A (2) and C (3)) and three pentacyclic triterpene derivatives (betulinic acid (4), 3β-acetoxy-27-trans-caffeoyloxyolean-12-en-28-oic acid methyl ester etc.
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
|Alternate||Ovate or Oblong||With a rounded to heart shaped base|
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
|Yellow - Orange||Dense clusters in leaf axils that contain fragrant flowers||Flowering season is July-December|
|Capsules||2mm capsule||Fruiting season is July-December|
List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
Succeeds in a wide range of soils. The plant is a ubiquitous weed and early colonizer in disturbed ground, tolerant of a wide spectrum of habitats and elevations.