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Hibiscus abel-moschus Linn.
  • Family : Malvaceae
  • Gujarati : Bhindo
  • Sanskrit : Latakasturi

  • Part used : Seed

Botanical Description:  An erect hairy annual herb grows up to 2 meters in height. Leaves simple, palmate, with 3-7 lobes, lobes serrate, hairy on both surfaces; flowers large, yellow with purple center; fruits hairy capsular; seeds many, grayish brown and kidney shaped and scented.

Ayurvedic Properties and Uses:

  • Rasa : Madhura, Katu, Tikta
  • Guna : Laghu
  • Virya : Sita
  • Vipaka : Madhura
  • Karma : Caksusya, Kaphahara, Vrsya, Cedini, Mukhadaurgandhyanasaka, Vasti, Visodhani

Modern Pharmacological Action: The petroleum ether and methanol extracts of leaves exhibited significant anti-inflammatory activities. The larvicidal activity of the roots of Hibiscus abelmoschus was also reported. Wound healing activity of the petroleum ether and methanol extracts of Abelmoschus were also reported.

Our Products containing this ingredient
Latakasturi Extract

  • Spark Royal Capsule