Pavonia odorata Willd.
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North-West India, Bengal and Konkan.
Fragrant Sticky Mallow.
Vaalaka, Baalaka, Baala, Barhishtha, Hrivera, Ambu, Jala, Nira, Paya, Toya, Udichya, Vaari, Muurdhaja. Sugandhbaalaa (also equated with Valeriana Jatamansi). In the South, Celus vettiveroides is equated with Baalaka.
Peraamutti, Kastoori vendai.
Plant—anti-inflammatory and spasmolytic. Used in rheumatic affections. Root—stomachic, astringent, demulcent. Used in dysentery, haemorrhages from intestines; ulcers and bleeding disorders.
The roots gave an essential oil containing isovaleric acid, isovaleraldehyde, armomadendrene, pavonene, alpha-terpinene, azulene and pavonenol.
The plant exhibits antiparasitic activity against Entamoeba histolytica.