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Helicteres isora, Maror-phali

Helicteres isora

Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Helicteroideae
Origin: India
Large shrub 5-10 ft tallSemi-shadeFull sunRegular waterRed, crimson, vinous flowersPink flowersEthnomedical plant.
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Its flowers change from white to pale pink and then to pink.

Seed pods have unusual spiral form. Fruits of Helicteres isora are usually prescribed in the Indian traditional systems of medicine, especially in Ayurveda, for a variety of intestinal complaints.

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