General Information. East Indian screwtree is a shrub or small tree that can reach a height of up to 8 metres, but is more likely to be 4 metres or less in height[. Common name: East-Indian screw tree, Nut-leaved screw tree • Hindi: मरोड़ फली Maror phali • Marathi: मुरुड शेंग Murud sheng. PDF | Objective: Helicteres isora L. is erect woody branched shrub of family Sterculaceae, commonly called Murud sheng. Pharmacognostic study includes.

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Anticancer activity Varghese et al. Calyx slightly yellow, persistent, tubular, splitting in to 5 irregular lobes; tube 1.

The fruits are used as astringents, refrigerant, stomachachic, ispra, haemostatic and vermifuge. Fruits, seeds, bark and roots of the plant are used. It possesses an impressive range of nutritional and medicinal properties. Petals 5, unequal, Enumerates geographic entities where the taxon lives. Rosmarinic acid Saponins Sitosterol Sugar. The definition of Helicteres is a large genus of tropical trees and shrubs family Sterculiaceae with axillary flowers and fruits consisting of five twisted carpels.

Leaves x cm, obovate to suborbicular, base cordate, margin irregularly crenate- serrate, apex acute or acuminate, nerved at the base, scabrous above and stellately tomentose below; petioles to 1. Demography and Conservation Demography and Conservation. Different parts of Avartani H.


A general description, with any kind of information about the taxon. Stamens ten, staminodes five, alternating with each pair of stamens.

Helicteres isora – Useful Tropical Plants

Fruit A heliicteres, spirally twisted follicle, stellate tomentose; seeds numerous, wrinkled, truncate. Known or potential benefits of the species for humans, at a direct economic level, as instruments of education, prospecting, eco-tourism, etc. Calyx about 20 mm long, the lobes about mm long. The leaf of Avartani shows similarity with Parushaka Grewia asiatica Linn.

Apply it on damaged or infected Skin. Peer review This is a good review done on H. Rich source helicterss antioxidantscarbohydrateproteinsfiber, calciumphosphorus and iron.

The treatment with H. They are also visited by many butterflies and hymenoptera. Seed A preliminary study of phytoconstituents of seeds by Nair and Grampurohit showed the presence of phytosterols, fixed oils and fats, phenolic compounds and tannins and amino acid and carbohydrates [10]. Table 1 Name of Avartani in different helictres.

Helicteres isora – Wikipedia

Compound 3 had greater scavenging helictwres against superoxide anion produced with xanthine and xanthine oxidase than rosmarinic acid 1 [7]. Numerous studies have been conducted on different parts of Avartani H.


Leaf blade broadly obovatebase cordatemargin irregularly crenate with about teeth on each side, venation palmate with veins radiating from the base. Best use for Diarrhea. Queries on Helicteres Isora. Flora of Fergusson College campus, Pune, India: A study was made to determine the present status of the diversity of the belicteres and damselflie Authors have highlighted its therapeutic uses in today’s context.

The treatment of bark extract reversed the increased levels of these lipid ratios and normalized soon after [13].

Helicteres Isora Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

Leaves Ramesh et al. The fruits are demulcent and astringent and are useful in the gripping of bowels and flatulence of children. Hypolipidaemic activity Kumar et al.

The present paper discusses about the diversity of fish fauna in Udayasamudram Reservoir in Nalgond Isora is a Japanese name for boys meaning God of the seashore [1]. Fruit pods are highly nutritive. Crush the pods of Helicteres Isora. Chatterjee A, Pakrashi SC.