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Abutilon hirtum Medicinal uses,Morphology,Images,Side effects,Pharmacology

 

Botanical Name: Abutilon hirtum

Family: Malvaceae

 

 Introduction:

This plant used as atibala, it shows vata hara properties.

 

Names in different Indian languages

 

English

 

Hindi

 

Kannada

 

Malayalam

Oorakam

Sanskrit

 

Tamil

Vadaattuti

Telugu

 

Unani

Vadaattuti

Folk

 

 

 

 

 

Synonyms

 

 

Classification according to Charaka, Susrutha & Vagbhata

 

Charaka

 

Susrutha

 

Vagbhata

 

 

          
        

  

 

Varieties & adulterants - (CV – controversy, AD – adulterants) 

 

 It is used as adulterant for ati bala

 


Morphology

 

 


Distribution & Habitat

Throughout the hotter parts of  India.

 

Chemical constituents:

 

 

Properties—

Rasa - Madhura

Guna - Laghu, Snigdha

Virya- Sita

Vipäka - Madhura

 

Karma Vãta-Pitta hara, Balya, Bramhana, Vrsya,kapha hara, premeha hara

 

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
haemorrhagic disorders & bronchiectsis. 

Reproductive system Aphrodisiac and useful in spermatorrhoea

Urinary system : Diuretic, so useful in dysuria.

 

 

Srotogamitva:

 Dosha : vatha hara
 Dhatu : mamsa
 Mala : mutrala

Organ : brain

 

 Indication:

Dried, whole plant— anthelmintic,  

 Seeds—demulcent (used in cough, chronic cystitis), laxative.

Flowers— antibacterial, anti-inflammatory.

Bark—astringent, diuretic. ,  anti helmentic

Root—nervine tonic, given in paralysis;


Part used:

Root

 


Dosage:  1-2 g.


Important Yogas  or  Formations:

                             

 

Therapeutic Uses:

  1. Root powder + sugar – cough
  2. Decoction of root – piles
  3. Leaf juice + turmeric powder – diabetics