Indian mallow plant is a very common plant that is found all over India, you will easily find them in road sides and waste lands. It produces beautiful yellow flowers and you can easily identify them with the flowers. Another common way to identify the plant is with the fruits (you can see them in the top picture below the leaves), it is beautifully shaped like a wheel. In fact some people and even children dip the fruits in dye or ink and use it for printing. Thuthi plant’s botanical name is Abutilon Indicum and it’s common name is Indian mallow. We call it Thuthi in Tamil, Kanghi in Hindi, Tuttura Benda in Telugu, Atibala in Sanskrit, Thuththi in Malayalam and Navene Akke in Kannada. All the parts of this plant is used as a medicine and this plant is well known for it’s ability to treat piles. It is a very popular remedy in Tamil Nadu for treating all kinds of piles. It has got both anti inflammatory and analgesic properties making it very effective in treating all kinds of inflammation. Since this plant can be found everywhere, you can easily collect the leaves for the remedy. Else you can also sun dry and powder the leaves and use it for treating problems like constipation and gum related problems. Indian mallow also is a blood purifier and is rich in antioxidants. The antioxidant effect of abuliton Indicum has been proven through scientific research. Also the wound healing, anti ulcer activity, analgesic, hypoglycemic activity and anti inflammatory activity has been proven through research. Side effects: This is considered a safe herb but still pregnant women should not consume it as it has not proven to be safe during pregnancy. Also diabetic patients should monitor their blood sugar levels closely when taking this herb.…
3 Top Medicinal Uses & Health Benefits Of Thuthi Keerai | Indian Mallow | Atibala Plant | Abutilon Indicum
1. Abutilon Indicum For Treating Inflammation in Piles:
Take the leaves and warm it in a pan along with pure castor oil and apply as a compress, this compress will greatly ease the inflammation. Along with this compress, if you consume the Indian mallow leaf decoction, it will give best results. For the decoction, 3 big leaves of the plant can be boiled in a cup of water till it is reduced in half and had. Usually the treatment is done for a period of 45 days. The leaf decoction also will prevent constipation and purify the blood.
2. Abutilon Indicum For Treating Gum Disorders:
The leaf decoction made by boiling the leaves in water along with little alum powder can be used for treating all gum disorders. Gargling with leaf decoction of Indian mallow along with little alum treats bleeding gums, inflammation and toothache.
3. Abutilon Indicum For Wounds:
Since it has antibacterial properties (it has been proven through clinical research too), it is great for treating all kinds of wounds. For treating wounds, grind the fresh Indian mallow leaves with turmeric and apply on the wounds. It will treat the inflammation, reduce the pain and infection.