Ayurveda and Science
Kanghi/कंघी/Abutilon Indicum/Atibala/Country Mallow
AYURVEDIC & MEDICINAL PLANTS
Hindi Name: Kanghi
Sanskrit Name: Atibala
English Name: Country Mallow
Latin Name: Abutilon indicum
Country mallow is a perennial herb. Stems, stout, branched, 1-2 m tall, pubescent. Leaves, cordate, dentate. Flowers, yellow in color, peduncle jointed above the middle. Fruits, capsule, densely pubescent, with conspicuous and horizontally spreading beaks
Abutilon Indicum Medicinal Uses
Atibala is considered balya in Ayurveda, which means that it increases strength, vigor and vitality. It is used in facial paralysis and joint disorders. It is also indicated as a uterine tonic as well as an aphrodisiac.
Leaves contain tannins, carbonic acid, Aspargine, Magnesium phosphate and Calcium carbonate. Seeds contain mucilage.