Bala and country mallow
are common names of sida cordifolia. Entire plant of bala is used to prepare
medicine in ayurvedic medicine system. According to Ayurveda it is used to
pacify all three body energies i.e. vata, pitta and kapha but is most effective
for vata dosha. Bala is much known for its shukrala properties and it is used
to increase the shukra dhatu. It is used to improve both quality and quantity
of sperm count. In Ayurveda this herb is used as CNS depressant, analgesic,
anti-inflammatory, hypotensive and hypoglycemic agent. It is best rasayan and
nervine tonic for various vata disorders. Bala is best blood purifier and best
used for piles and raktapitta. It also boosts fetal growth. Cooked leaves are
used to cure bleeding piles.
·Latin name - Sida
·Common name - Country
mallow, Heart-leaf sida
·Sanskrit name - Badiyalaka,
·Bengali name - Berela
·Assamese name - Bor
·Hindi name - Kharinta,
·Kannada name - Chittuharalu,
·Malayalam name - Katturam
·Tamil name - Chittamuttie
·Telugu name - Chirubenda,
·Marathi name - Bala,
·Oriya name - Bajromuli,
·Marathi name - Chikana,
·Gujarati name - Jangli
·Chinese name - Yuan ye jin
wu shi hua, Ke dong, Xin ye huang hua ren
·French name - Herbe de douze heyres
·Japanese name - Maruba
·Nepalese name - Balu
·Russian name - Sida Kordifolia, Sida Serdtselistania
·Spanish name - Escoba
Negra, Escobilla, Llima
·Thai name - Ya khat bai pom
Uses Of Sida Cordifolia
·Bala is anti-inflammatory
in nature and it is used to reduce the inflammation of wounds and eyes. Its
external application is used to reduce arthritis pain and other joint
stiffness. Its external paste is used in ophthalmic disease and wound healing.
·Oil prepared from this herb
is very effective for the sufferers of cervical spondylosis, paralysis and
·Helps in the absorption of
both water and nutrients from the intestine and very effective to control the
motility of intestine. Due to these properties this herb is very effective in
irritable bowel syndrome or grahani.
·It is also used to reduce
petechial hemorrhage and it is used as cardiac tonic.
·It is used to treat both
male and female infertility. In males it increases sperm count and used to
increase motility of sperms. In Ayurveda this herb is called vrishya i.e.
Aphrodisiac. It is used to treat male erectile dysfunction and premature
·It helps to rejuvenate
urinary system and this herb act as diuretic and it helps to treat cystitis.
·It is used to reduce chest
congestion and it is very useful for bronchitis, asthma and stomatitis.
·Root infusion of sida is
very effective for nervous and urinary system disorders. It is also used for
treating blood and bile disorders.
·It is used to pacify all
three dosha vata, pitta and kapha.
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