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MALVA ROTUNDIFOLIA

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Synonym ► M. neglecta Wall.

Family ► Malvaceae.

Habitat ► Simla, Kumaon and plains of North India.

English ► Round-leaved Mallow, Drawf Mallow, Cheese Cake Flower.

Ayurvedic ► Suvarchalaa.

Unani ► Khubhaazi, Gul-Khair.

Action ► Leaves—demulcent, emollient; used in glycosuria, stomach disorders and as emmenagogue; used as poultice for maturing abscesses. Seeds—demulcent; prescribed in bronchitis, cough, inflammation of the bladder and haemorrhoids.

Marshmallow (Althaea officinalis) is a different herb.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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