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Abutilon Theophrasti Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Abutilon Theophrasti
Glycemic Index / Load
China Jute, Velvetleaf
Botanical Name
Abutilon Theophrasti
Chinese Name
Qing Ma, Qing Ma Zi, Dong Kui Zi

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Abutilon Theophrasti Cures


Action of Abutilon Theophrasti

Nutrients in Abutilon Theophrasti

Taste of
Abutilon Theophrasti

Nature of
Abutilon Theophrasti


Parts Used

Root, Leaf, flowers

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Abutilon Theophrasti

Do not consume during Pregnancy.
A person with loose stool problem due to Spleen deficiency or Cold, should take the herb in consultation with a Doctor.
Excess intake may cause Hallucinations, Speech Disorders, Diplopia, Mild excitation.

Drug Interaction :
If you are taking Abutilon Theophrasti then do not take Diuretic medications.
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Abutilon Theophrasti is a plant.
It is an annual.
It grows in a tropical climate.
It grows up to One Meter.
Best used for Dysentery.

In TCM :
China Jute Seed : Qing Ma Zi
Meridians associated : Urinary Bladder, Large Intestine and Small Intestine.


Grown In

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Materia Medica for Abutilon Theophrasti

Abutilon Theophrasti General

Abutilon Theophrasti is associated to the Malvaceae family. It is also familiar as Velvetleaf. It is distinguishable on the basis of its yellow petals with a ting of orange and heart shaped leaves bearing hair like structure. It grows anywhere like on agricultural land, gardens, orchards and road side. It is found in China, India, United States, Maldives. They have seeds which resemble the shape of Kidneys. They are either purple, black or brown in colour. These seeds can be consumed unripe as they taste bitter once mature. It hampers the crops of the agricultural land where it grows. However, it is useful in preparing medicines.
Abutilon Theophrasti is a herbal treatment for Fever and Diarrhea.
Abutilon Theophrasti is a good herbal treatment with the Ophthalmic attribute. It helps in curing Eye related ailments like Cataract.
It is effectual in curing Digestive ailments and helps in increasing one's Appetite. It is also helpful in treating Stomach pain and Loose Motions.
Abutilon Theophrasti acts an Astringent, thus it is effective in ceasing the oozing of blood from Cuts. It softens the Skin and heals Cuts and Bruises. It has Sanitizing properties, helping in keeping things clean and hygienic.
It is an effective pain killer. It is beneficial in relieving inflammation and swelling.
Abutilon Theophrasti is a good herbal remedy for improving the Urine flow and bowel movement. Thus, it helps in proper expulsion of toxins from the human body.
Besides the medicinal use, Abutilon Theophrasti is a proxy for Jute. It is further utilized to manufacture ropes, toilet papers, fishing nets, bags.
It is a source of semi-wet oil which is used in making soaps, polish.

Caution-: Consult a doctor before consumption.
Keywords : Fever, Diarrhea, Eye Problems, Digestion Problems, Pain Killer, Urinary Problems.
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