Atibala: An Overview


  • Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Center for Pharmaceutical Sciences, of Science and Technology, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, 500 085, India
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Center for Pharmaceutical Sciences, Institute of Science and Technology, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, 500 085, India


Abutilon indicum is known as 'Atibala' in Sanskrit. Literally, 'Ati' means very and 'Bala' means powerful, referring to the properties of this plant as very powerful . A. indicum is a hairy herb or under shrub distributed throughout the tropica . In traditional systems of medicine, various plant parts such as roots, leaves, flowers, bark, seeds, an d stems have been used as antioxidant, demulcent, laxative, diuretic, analgesic, anti - inflammatory, and antiulcer. The present review is therefore an effort to give the detailed survey of literature on its pharamcognosy, phytochemistry as well as tradition al and pharmacological uses.


Abutilon indicum, Atibala, Indian Mallow, Pharamcognosy, Phyto - Chemistry , Pharmacology.

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Pharmacy and Pharmacology

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