Scientific name of Pavonia: Pavonia odorata

Name of Pavonia in different languages:-

English: Swamp mallows, Fragrant Pavonia

Sanskrit: Varinamaka, Valaka, ह्रिबेरा Hribera, Udichya

Hindi: Sugandhabala-सुगंधबाला

Malayalam: Vellooram, Vellakurumthotty-വെള്ളൂരം, വെള്ളകുറുംതോട്ടി

Tamil: Peramutti, Avibattam

Plant description:

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.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Cordate Margin-Spyni Venation-Reticulated


Useful plant parts:

Root, seed, leaf

Medicinal uses:

To treat conditioning and soothing of skin, to prevent common infection.

Chemical contents:

Antibacterial and Antifungal

It is used as an ingredient to prepare the Ayurveda medicines like:

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