Abutilon indicum (Indian abutilon, Indian mallow) is a small shrub within the household Malvaceae, native to tropic and subtropical areas and generally cultivated as a decorative. It’s present in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. This plant is usually used as a medicinal plant and is taken into account invasive on sure tropical islands. Its roots and leaves are used for curing fever.
- Hindi identify: कंंघाइ “Kanghai”
- Urdu identify: کنگھی “Kanghi”
- Tamil identify: துத்தி “thuthi”
- Sanskrit identify: अतिबला Atibalaa
- Telugu identify: Duvvena Kayalu “duvvena benda”(దువ్వెన బెండ)
- Kannada identify: TuThThi gida (ತುಥ್ಥಿ ಗಿಡ)
- Malayalam identify:വെള്ളൂരം
- Odia identify: ପେଡ଼ି ପେଡ଼ିକା “Pedi Pedika”
In conventional medication, A. indicum varied elements of the plant are used as a demulcent, aphrodisiac, laxative, diuretic, sedative, astringent, expectorant, tonic, anti-convulsant, anti-inflammatory, anthelmintic, and analgesic and to deal with leprosy, ulcers, complications, gonorrhea, and bladder an infection. The entire plant is uprooted, dried and is powdered. In historic days, maidens had been made to devour a spoonful of this powder with a spoonful of honey, as soon as in a day, for six months till the day of marriage, for protected and fast being pregnant.
The plant could be very a lot utilized in Siddha medicines. The foundation, bark, flowers, leaves and seeds are all used for medicinal functions by Tamils. The leaves are used as adjunct to medicines used for pile complaints. The flowers are used to extend semen in males.
β-Sitosterol is current in A. indicum and a petroleum ether extract has larvicidal properties in opposition to the mosquito larvae Culex quinquefasciatus. A methanol extract of A. indicum has some antimicrobial properties.