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Abutilon indicum

(Common name:- Indian mellow)

Classification

Abutilon indicum

Indian mallow is an ayurvedic medicine which is also called ‘Atibala’ in Sanskrit.

History

Indian mallow is an ayurvedic medicine which is also called ‘Atibala’ in Sanskrit. It belongs to a family of malvaceae in the genus of abutilon.

The plant of Indian mallow is naturalized throughout of India and in Sri Lanka found on the elevated areas.

Plant Description

Abutilon is a perennial shrub that grows upto the height of 1.25 to 2 m. the leaves are oblong, smooth, toothed and often found to be hairy.

The flowers of this plant are 2.5 in diameter and yellow in colour. The fruit is round having edges on the circumference.

The seeds of the plant are three to five, kidney shaped, dark brown in colour and having fair hairs.

Cultivation

Abutilon indicum is cultivated in many parts of India and neighbouring countries. It often grows as weed abundantly in wastelands and seashore to 1200 m high in India.

Parts Used

All the parts are used as medicine.

Constituents

The chief constituents found in this plant are alantolactone and isoalantolactone and Gallic acid from roots.

Uses

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