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Bala: Sida cordifolia

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Bala Powder 2 oz

Bala Powder 4 oz

Bala Powder 1/2 Lb

Bala Powder 1 Lb

Bala Capsules 60capsules

Ayurvedic herb to improve physical strength

Helps in maintaining healthy body weight

Useful in infertility as a Natural remedy for conception

Improves complexion the face

Corrects the digestive system and improves metabolism

Common Name:
Country mallow (Eng.)

Sanskrit Name:

  • Bala- Means "strength" or "power" i.e. the herb that pacifies the destructive aggravated Vata and increases the strength of the body
  • Vatyalika
  • Kharayashtika

Lt. Name:
Sida cordifolia- Malvaceae

Bio energetics:

  • Rasa (Taste)- Madhura (Sweet)
  • Guna (Characteristics)- Laghu (Light); Snigdha (Unctuous); Pichchhila (Slimy)
  • Veerya (Potency)- Sheeta (Cool and calm)
  • Vipaka (Post digestion effect)- Madhura (Sweet)

Chemical composition of Bala:

Constituents include ephedrine (1%), phytosterols and potassium nitrate.

Effect of Bala Powder on Tridoshas:

It pacifies Vata and Pitta i.e. it is useful in management of all diseases originating from aggravated Vata/ Pitta or both. It is especially useful in management of nervous system disorders which are considered to be of Vata origin.

Home Remedial Uses of Bala Powder in Ayurveda:

  • Balya- It pacifies the Vata Dosha which is responsible for all the wear and tear in the body; thus by balancing the Vata Dosha; It is the Ayurvedic herb to improve physical strength.
  • Bruhamniya- It is an Ayurvedic herb to gain weight. If a fellow is taking Sida cordifolia powder in routine; he need not to take any other dietary supplement for weight gain
  • Praja sthapana- It is a Natural dietary supplement for infertility as it helps to conceive the baby
  • Kanti krit- An Ayurvedic herb for glowing and beautiful skin.
  • Grahi- It is a natural remedy to correct the digestive system
  • Vrushya- It is an Aphrodisiac Ayurveda herb. Unlike modern Aphrodisiac It nourishes the reproductive system with out any side effect

Research done on Bala:

  • Research has demonstrated that Sid cordifolia Powder can increase pain tolerance (Kanth and Diwan, 1999; Franzotti et al., 2000). When rats were exposed to heat, rats that consumed Sida cordifolia had a greater heat tolerance (Franzotti et al., 2000). It also appears to have anti-inflammatory properties (Kanth and Diwan, 1999; Franzotti et al., 2000) and may be effective as an antioxidant (Auddy et al., 2003).
  • Bala extract contains L-Ephedrine, is a natural amphetamine that gives stimulation of the central nervous system (CNS), similar to speed but to a lesser extent. It also excites the peripheral nervous system far greater than that associated with Speed.
  • Bala is a plant that contains 0.8% to 1.2% of the alkaloid ephedrine. The whole plant powder contains much large quantities of alkaloids and hence has been used as a rejuvenating herb, an aphrodisiac, a wonderful and efficacious in curing those diseases when they are due to inflammation of the nerves.

Useful part of Bala:

Roots; seeds

Doses of Bala Powder:

Powder- 3-6 gm

Some combinations with Bala:

Baladi kwatha; Baladi ghruta; Baladyarishta

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