Bala means strength. This small shrubby perennial is known for its tough stem and root. It grows wild in the tropical and sub-tropical plains of India and Sri Lanka.
Benefits of Bala: Facial paralysis, TB, insanity, fevers, bronchitis, asthma, arthritis, muscle cramps, skin diseases, fights cancer, joint disease, wounds, ulcers, muscular strength.
Action: Analgesic,rejuvenative, stimulant, aphrodisiac, demulcent, diuretic, nervine, tonic.
Scientific name: Sida Cordifolia.
Useful part: Root.
Dosage: 500mg–5g per day or fresh juice 3–15ml
Rasa (taste): Sweet
Vipaka (post-digestive effect): Sweet
Guna (quality): Heavy, unctuous
Dosa effect: VPK=
Dhatu(tissue): All tissues
Srotas (channel): Nervous, reproductive, urinary, circulatory, respiratory
Classical and common names
Ayurvedic: Country Mallow, Sumanganaa, Kharayashtikaa, Balini, Bhadrabalaa, Bhadraudani, Vaatyaalikaa.
English: Indian Country Mallow