Abutilon indicum

Botanical Name Abutilon indicum
Common Name Ati bala
Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Dilleniidae
Order: Malvales
Family: Malvaceae
Genus: Abutilon
Species: indicum
Part used Leaves, Root, Fruits, seeds, bark
Medicinal Properties It is digestive, laxative, expectorant, diuretic, astringent, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anthelmintic, demulcent and aphrodisiac.
Medicinal Use This plant is useful in gout, tuberculosis, ulcers, bleeding disorders, and worms. It cures burning sensation. Decoction used in toothache and tender gums. Leaves are locally applied to boils and ulcers. Roots are used in fever,chest affection and urethrities.
ChemistryBeta-sitosterol, hexoses, alkanols, n-alkine mixtures, caffeic, fumaric, linoleic and amino acids
Cultivation NA
Regional HabitatFound in hilly area upto 1,200 m and in hotter parts of rajasthan.
DescriptionMedium sized, branched perennial shrub. Upto 2 meters in height. Plant covered with minute hairs. Leaves are alternate, cordate and acute. Flowers are yellowish, with 5 petals.Fruits have 15-20 chambers, arranged spirally. Seed color is blackish brown.