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Sida cordifolia

(Common name: Bala )

Classification

Sida cordifolia

Bala is an ayurvedic plant which is extensively used in ayurveda and other medicinal uses.

History

Bala is an ayurvedic plant which is extensively used in ayurveda and other medicinal uses.

It is naturalized in tropical America and now has extended to the many parts of the world.

Plant Description

Bala is an invasive shrub that grows upto 0.75 to 1.5 meters in height. The roots of the shrub are stout and strong.

The leaves heart shaped hairy and cordate, 2.5-7 cm long and 2.5-6 cm wide having 7-10 veins.

The flowers are solitary and axillary, small and white in colour.

The fruits are long of about 6-8 mm in diameter and the seeds are smooth and gray-black in colour.

Cultivation

This herbal shrub is invasive and propagates fast. It is mainly grows near the damp areas.

It is widely found in India and other tropical parts of the world where grazing is casual and rains are heavy.

Parts Used

Leaves, roots and seeds.

Constituents

Bala contains active constituents- resin, essential oils and alkaloids like ephedrine, pseudophedrione, vasicine and vasicinol.

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