English: Swamp mallows, Fragrant Pavonia
Sanskrit: Varinamaka, Valaka, ह्रिबेरा Hribera, Udichya
Malayalam: Vellooram, Vellakurumthotty-വെള്ളൂരം, വെള്ളകുറുംതോട്ടി
Tamil: Peramutti, Avibattam
It is a perennial herb, erect, covered with white sticky hairs. Leaves are 5-nerved from the base, arranged alternate, Simple or Palmately lobed, Ovate-sub orbicular, apex acute, base cordate, dentately arranged margin, sub-entire, 3 to 5 lobed, 4 to 6 cm long and 5 to 7 cm wide. Flowers are pinkish-white, found singly in the leaf axils or at the branch end, five sepals are 5, flowering throughout the year. Fruit is spherical shaped, smooth and wingless.
Useful plant parts:
Root, seed, leaf
To treat conditioning and soothing of skin, to prevent common infection.
Antibacterial and Antifungal
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