Benefits of Bala(Indian Country Mallow)

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

Vırya(energy): Cooling

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

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