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English name: Country Mallow, Indian Mallow
Hindi name: Kanghi, Kakahi
Sanskrit name: Kankatika, Risyaprokta
Latin name:Abutilon indicum Pennel

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. Propagated by seeds. Distribution: Commonly found in upland fields, wastelands and roadsides.


Atibala is considered as 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.

Chemical composition

Leaves contain Asparagine, tannins, carbonic acid, Magnesium phosphate and Calcium carbonate. Seeds contain mucilage.


Effect on dosha

Pacifies Vata and Pitta

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