Botanical Name: Sida Cordifolia
Common Name: flannel weed, bala, heart-leaf sida
Part Used: Root
Use in Ayurved: Bala is usally used to improve strength of bones, muscles and joints. Bala normalizes vata and sooths excited nerves. The oil prepared using this herb is used to massage patients who suffer from paralysis, cervical spondylosis, facial paralysis etc. Bala is also useful in the treatment of chronic broncho-pulminary conditions characterized by bronchospasm and cough It restores menstrual bleeding to normalcy, promotes normal ovulatory cycles. Bala supports the ovaries and uterus and has an energetic effect on the ovaries, and regulates hormonal imbalances.