Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family : Malvaceae
Genus : Hibiscus
Species : cannabinus Linn.
Common Name
English Name : Decan hemp
Hindi Name : Ambari
Manipuri Name : Sougri
Other Details
Habit : Tall erect herb
Parts Use : Leaf, Stem and Seed
Preparation : Leaves crushed for decoction
Mode of use : Decoction and Fresh
Ingredients : Plant yield a fatty oil for manufacturing of soap, linoleum, paints and varnishes.
Ailment Treated : Leaves are used as pot herb. Decoction of the leaves are used for hair lotion (Chenghi) and skin eruptions. Leaves are used in constipation, carminative and cough. Lotion prepared from the leaf and stem is used in venereal sores and arthritis. Seeds are used in stomachic and aphrodisiac.
Source : Cultivated extensively in valley areas.