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Bala: Sida cordifolia

Increases strength of the body

Increases bulk of body

Enhances the quality of sperm and ovum so that a good progeny is there

Improves complexion and looks of the face

Improves digestion and assimilation so that the person passes stool with normal consistency

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 on Tridoshas:
Bala 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.

Therapeutic Uses of Bala in Ayurveda:

  • BalyaBala increases strength of the body
  • Bruhamniya- Increases bulk of body
  • Praja sthapanaBala has great role as quality enhancer of sperm and ovum so that a good progeny is there
  • Kanti kritBala improves complexion and looks of the face
  • GrahiBala improves digestion and assimilation so that the person passes stool with normal consistency
  • VrushyaBala increases sexual desire and improves performance while love making

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Bala Powder 2 oz
4.75US$

Bala Powder 4 oz
8.15US$

Bala Powder 1/2 Lb
14.75US$

Bala Powder 1 Lb
25.35US$

Bala Capsules 60capsules
12.35US$

Medicinal value of Bala:

  • Research has demonstrated that Bala 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 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- 3-6 gm

Some combinations with Bala:
Chandana bala lakshadi tail; Baladi kwatha; Baladi ghruta; Baladyarishta 


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