Atibala (Abutilon Indicum), commonly called Indian mallow, Kanghi, Thuthi, Perum Tutti, Masthul Gola and Datakhtashaan is a powerful medicinal plant. The term ‘Atibala’ means excessive strength and this herb is known for its potent strengthening properties. This small, yellow-flowering plant is found at an altitude of 1200 meters and in hotter parts of India, especially in Rajasthan. The amazing health benefits of Atibala has made it one of the important herbs in the Ayurvedic system.
Atibala in Ayurveda:
The whole plant, especially the roots and seeds are loaded with medicinal properties and is used widely in Ayurveda. According to Ayurveda, Atibala balances Vata and Pitta doshas. It has a sweet taste and cold potency. The main chemical constituents of Atibala include hescoses, nn-alkaline mixtures, alkanols, vanillic, fumaric, and amino acids. It also has anti-inflammatory, antihyperlipidemic, antimicrobial, diuretic, hepatoprotective, hypoglycaemic, immunomodulatory, analgesic, and wound-healing properties. Here are a few amazing health benefits of Atibala.
Health benefits of Atibala:
Atibala for sexual health
One of the biggest health benefits of Atibala is its ability to improve sexual health. It improves stamina and sexual desire in men. It also helps to treat premature ejaculation and improves the quality and quantity of semen in men.
Atibala for arthritis
Atibala is an excellent herb for treating Osteoarthritis. This herb reduces the aggravated Vata dosha responsible for Osteoarthritis and thus provides relief from the pain, swelling, and joint mobility.
Atibala for wound healing
Atibala is loaded with analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and wound-healing properties. It promotes quick healing of wounds, decreases swelling, and brings back the normal texture of the skin after an injury.
Atibala for skin health
Atibala has miraculous effects on the skin. Applying Atibala powder mixed with coconut water to the skin helps increase the moisture content of the skin. It reduces the wrinkles that arise due to aging and provides relief from dry skin.
Atibala for low urine output.
Atibala is an excellent diuretic. The root extracts of this plant are given to patients who are suffering from bladder inflammation and urinary retention to promote urination. It also provides relief from urinary tract infections.
Atibala is an amazing medicinal plant that is widely used in Ayurveda for treating various disorders. But the uses and health benefits of the Atibala are still unknown to many people. So, it is time that we realize the full potential of this plant and use it for the betterment of our health.