Hill Glory Bower

Scientific name of Hill Glory Bower: Clerodendrum viscosum

Name of Hill Glory Bower in different languages:

English: Clerodendrum, Hill Clerodendrum

Sanskrit:Bharangi, Bhandira Sthauneya

Hindi: Bhates, Titabhamt

Malayalam: Oruveran-ഒരുവേരൻ, Peruku പെരുക്, Perikilam- പെരികിലം, Vattaperuku-വട്ടപ്പെരുക്.

Tamil: Perukilai

Plant description:-

Hill Glory Bower – Clerodendrum viscosum is a perennial flowering shrub, erect, grows to the height of 4 m high, with single stem, leaves are simple, oppositely arranged, ovate and hairy, grows up to 20 cm wide, the flowers are white with purplish-pink or dull purple, born in branch end as a cluster up to 2 ft. long, flowers occur in August to October, the stem is hollow or corky. The fruits are drupes, dark metallic blue, and size up to half an inch in diameter.

Leaf Arrangement


Shape-Heart shaped Margin-Entire Venation-Arcuated
 heartshaped  Margin_Entire


Useful plant parts:

Whole plant, root, leaf

Medicinal uses:

Asthma, Coughs, Rheumatism, Fever And Skin Diseases, Antimicrobial Activities, Respiratory Diseases, Fever, Periodic Fever, Cough, Bronchial Asthma, Fungal Infections, Alopecia, Diarrhoea, Liver Disorders and Headache

Chemical contents: 

Sterols, flavonoids, saponins, stigmasterol, Apigenin, acacetin etc.

Ayurveda uses of Hill Glory Bower

Hill Glory Bower, scientifically known as Clerodendrum infortunatum, is a plant that is used in traditional medicine systems like Ayurveda. In Ayurveda, it is known as “Bharangi.”

Here are some of the Ayurvedic uses of Hill Glory Bower:

  1. Respiratory Conditions: Bharangi is primarily used in Ayurveda to address respiratory disorders. It is believed to have expectorant properties, making it potentially useful in conditions like coughs, bronchitis, and asthma.
  2. Fever and Infections: It is thought to have properties that may help reduce fever and fight off infections.
  3. Anti-inflammatory: Bharangi is believed to have anti-inflammatory properties, which can be beneficial for conditions characterized by inflammation.
  4. Digestive Disorders: In Ayurveda, it may be used to address digestive issues and is believed to have properties that can support healthy digestion.
  5. Immunomodulatory: Some traditional uses of Bharangi suggest that it may have properties that help modulate the immune system.
  6. Skin Conditions: It may be applied topically or taken internally for certain skin conditions, as it is believed to have properties that may promote skin health.
  7. Urinary Disorders: In Ayurveda, Bharangi may be used to address urinary disorders, although specific applications may vary.
  8. Wound Healing: It may be used topically on wounds due to its potential wound-healing properties.
  9. Antimicrobial: Bharangi is believed to have properties that may help combat certain types of microorganisms, making it potentially useful in infections.
  10. Antioxidant: It is thought to possess antioxidant properties, which can help protect cells from damage caused by free radicals.

While Bharangi has been used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine, scientific studies validating its efficacy and safety for these specific uses may vary. It’s important to consult with a qualified healthcare professional or Ayurvedic practitioner before using Hill Glory Bower for medicinal purposes. They can provide personalized advice based on your individual health condition and needs.

How to prepare medicines:

The decoction of leaves and turmeric can be used for skin diseases, dried root powder mixed with jaggery is better to increase breast milk. To cure skin diseases like fungal infections and alopecia, apply the paste of leaves and roots externally over the affected areas, Fresh leaves are given to cure diarrhea, liver disorders, and headaches.

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