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Abutilon indicum

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Malvaceae
Scientific name  Abutilon indicum
Rank  Species
Order  Malvales
Genus  Abutilon
Higher classification  Indian mallow
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Similar  Indian mallow, Mallows, Sida cordifolia, Achyranthes aspera, Sida

Thuththi abutilon indicum plant


Abutilon indicum (Indian abutilon, Indian mallow) is a small shrub in the Malvaceae family, native to tropic and subtropical regions and sometimes cultivated as an ornamental. This plant is often used as a medicinal plant and is considered invasive on certain tropical islands.

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  • Tamil name: துத்தி "thuthi"
  • Sanskrit name: अतिबला Atibalaa
  • Telugu name: Duvvena Kayalu "duvvena benda"(దువ్వెన బెండ)
  • Kannada name: TuThThi gida (ತುಥ್ಥಿ ಗಿಡ)
  • Odia name: ପେଡ଼ି ପେଡ଼ିକା "Pedi Pedika"

  • Abutilon indicum Plant Description

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    Distribution

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    The species occurs in a number of tropical and subtropical zones. An example occurrence is within parts of the Great Barrier Reef islands of the Coral Sea.

    Traditional medicine

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    In traditional medicine, A. indicum various parts of the plant are used as a demulcent, aphrodisiac, laxative, diuretic, sedative, astringent, expectorant, tonic, anti-inflammatory, anthelmintic, and analgesic and to treat leprosy, ulcers, headaches, gonorrhea, and bladder infection. The whole plant is uprooted, dried and is powdered. In ancient days, maidens were made to consume a spoonful of this powder with a spoonful of honey, once in a day, for 6 months until the day of marriage, for safe and quick pregnancy.

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    The plant is very much used in Siddha medicines. The root, bark, flowers, leaves and seeds are all used for medicinal purposes by Tamils. The leaves are used as adjunct to medicines used for pile complaints. The flowers are used to increase semen in men.

    Chemistry

    β-Sitosterol is present in A. indicum and a petroleum ether extract has larvicidal properties against the mosquito larvae Culex quinquefasciatus. A methanol extract of A. indicum has some antimicrobial properties.

    References

    Abutilon indicum Wikipedia


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