Location: suburbs Bangkok
Sida indica Common name:
Indian Mallow, Indian Abutilon, Monkey Bush
In traditional medicine, A. indicum
various parts of the plant are used as a demulcent, aphrodisiac, laxative, diuretic, sedative, astringent, expectorant, tonic, anti-inflammatory, anthelmintic, and analgesic and to treat leprosy, ulcers, headaches, gonorrhea, and bladder infection. The whole plant is uprooted, dried and is powdered. In ancient days, maidens were made to consume a spoonful of this powder with a spoonful of honey, once in a day, for 6 months until the day of marriage, for safe and quick pregnancy.
The plant is very much used in Siddha medicines. The root, bark, flowers, leaves and seeds are all used for medicinal purposes by Tamils. The leaves are used as adjunct to medicines used for pile complaints. The flowers are used to increase semen in men.
is present in A. indicum
and a petroleum ether extract has larvicidal properties against the mosquito larvae Culex quinquefasciatus
. A methanol extract of A. indicum
has some antimicrobial properties.ABUTILON INDICUM
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