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Natural Home Remedy - Abutilon indicum

Abutilon indicum health benefits and home remedies
Abutilon indicum flower

Abutilon indicum is a herbaceous plant. The leaves are toothed and it bears solitary yellow flowers which bloom in the evening. The seeds are dark brown or black. This plant has been traditionally used for medicinal purposes. The whole plant including the root, bark, flowers and seeds are used as natural cure for various symptoms. Abutilon indicum is used for treating digestive problems like IBS. It also has tremendous health benefits for women's health and is used as a uterine tonic.

Botanical name - Abutilon indicum

Common Name - Indian Mallow

Sanskrit - Atibala, Kantika

Tamil - Thuthi

Hindi - Kanghi

Health benefits of Abutilon indicum

Abutilon indicum has been used extensively as a home remedy in traditional Chinese and Indian form of medicine.  In folk medicine, the  plant  is  reportedly  used  for  treating  fever,  cough,  lung  disease and urinary diseases. They are also used  to treat deafness,  ringing in the ears,  mumps and pulmonary tuberculosis. In Ayurveda, the whole  herb  is  used  to treat  Hemorrhoids,  Diabetes and  Menorrhoea.

The leaves are used as a demulcent, aphrodisiac, laxative, sedative and diuretic. The leaf extracts also shows hypoglycemic activity in rats. The bark is astringent and diuretic. The seeds are considered to be a laxative, expectorant and demulcent. The whole plant is uprooted dried and made into a powder to be used as a laxative and tonic. It is also anti-inflammatory and anthelmintic. The roots are diuretic and is prescribed in fever and urethrities. It is also used in the cure of leprosy.

In Ayurveda, it is said to improve immunity and strength. The roots of the herb are used to extract an oil which is used in ayurvedic medicine to treat various ailments. The oil is also used to treat swollen and painful joints. The extract of the plant is also used to relieve thirst and inflammation of the bladder. The flowers are used to increase semen in men, and the flower paste is used to treat boils and ulcers.

Research has shown that the medicinal properties of Abutilon indicum include anti-inflammatory, lipid lowering, analgesic, antioxidant and antibacterial. It is also antidiabetic, hepatoprotective, antimycotic, anti-diarrhoeal and anti-convulsant. More on the health benefits of Abutilon indicum


Natural Home Remedies with Abutilon indicum

Abutilon indicum has many health benefits ranging from elimanation of thread worms to colds and fevers. Abutilon indicum benefits also include treating piles and the symptoms of tuberculosis. It is a sweet and cooling herb.



Further Reading

Anti-inflammatory health benefits of Abutilon indicum

Antidiabetic health benefits of Abutilon indicum

Therapeutic Benefits of Abutilon indicum