Botanical name - Pavonia odorata
Family - Malvacea
An erect annual herb, 1 m tall, glandular-pubescent. Roots are cooling, demulcent, carminative, diaphoretic and diuretic; alleviates spasms and antiprotozoal (plant); reduces fever and astringent (root). Leaves and young shoots are used as an emollient. Two-tea spoonful of leaf juice along with black pepper (Piper nigrum L.) administered orally twice a day in empty stomach for dysentery of babies.