Botanical Name : Abutionindicum(Linn.)
Family : MALVACEAE
It mainly used for nerve disorders like paralysis and vatha prominent disorders. it is also used as the adulterant of bala.The plant contains mucilage, tannins, asparagines , gallic acid and sesquiterpenes . Presence of alkaloids, leucoanthocyanins , flavonoids, sterols, triterpenoids , saponins and cardiac glycosides is also reported. Asparagine is diuretic.
Gallic acid is analgesic. Mucilages act by reflex, loosen cough as well as bronchial tension.Essential oil—antibacterial, antifungal. The drug exhibits immunological activity.
It is known as Country mallow in English, Kanghi in Hindi, and Atibala in Sanskrit. It’s a perennial shrub that grows up to 3 meters tall.
The plant can be found in India, Sri Lanka, America’s tropical regions, and Malesia. It grows as a weed in sub-Himalayan areas, up to 1200 meters in elevation, and in hotter portions of India.
Rasa : Madhura
Guna : Laghu, Snigdha
Virya : Sita
Vipäka : Madhura
Karma : Vãta-Pitta hara, Balya, Bramhana, Vrsya
mucilage, tannins, asparagines, gallic acid and sesquiterpenes. leucoanthocyanins, flavonoids, sterols, triterpenoids, saponins, cardiac glycosides. Hescoses, beta- sitosterol, vanillic, p-coumaric, amino acids; alantolactone, isoalantolactone
External uses :
Paste is analgesic and alleviates oedema. It is locally applied over inflammation and eye disorders.
Internal uses :
Central nervous-system : Being neural tonic and vata-shamak, it is useful in vata disorders like paralysis, facial palsy
Digestive system : Emollient, astringent..
Circulatory system : Cardiac tonic and alleviates hemorrhagic disorders & bronchiectsis. Reproductive system Aphrodisiac and useful in spermatorrhoea
Urinary system: Diuretic, so useful in dysuria.
Temperature : Useful in fever being a febrifuge
Satmikaran : Tuberculosis and undernourishment.