What is Bala? (What is Bala Plant in Hindi?)
Many castes of Bala are found. The main ones include Bala, Rajbala (Sida humilis Cav.), Bhoomibala (Sida spinosa Linn.), Atibala (Abutilon indicum (Linn.) Sw.), Mahabala (Sida rhombifolia Linn.) And Nagbala (Grewia hirsuta Vahl). Its leaves are heart shaped. A leaf is found on each of its knots. Its flowers are yellow. This plant is completely green and laden with leaves. Here, information about the usefulness of Bala has been written in a very easy language for you (sida cordifolia in hindi).
Name of Bala Herb in Different Languages
Bala’s botanical name Sida cordifolia Linn. (Cyda cordifolia) Syn-Sida altheifolia Sw. Is, and most people know Bala only by the names Kharethi (Kharaithi) and Bijband, etc., but its other names are also: –
Bala Plant –
Hindi (sida cordifolia hindi name) – Bariyar, Bariyara, Bariyal, Kharethi, Kharaithi, Bijband
English – Country mallow, Heartleaf sida, White burr
Sanskrit – Bala, Vatilika, Vatya, Vatyalaka, Bhadra, Balabhadra, Bhadraudani, Vati, Samanga, Kharayashtika, Mahasamanga, Odnika, Sheetpaki, Vatayushpati, Samansha, Villa, Valini, Kalyanini, Bhadrabala, Motawati, Baladhya, Nilda, Blood. Phanjihvika
Oriya – Badiananla
Kannada – Kisangi, Chittuharalu
Gujarati – Baladana, Khareti
As a milk decoction with sugar, it is a very good nutritive supplement for strength and good health. Bala supports in healing of tissues in chronic infectious diseases. As it helps building the muscle tissue, it boosts the strength and hence, imparts a rejuvenative action.
Being a tonic, it is commonly used in general debility, Vatavyadhis or degenerative and neuromusculoskeletal diseases. Owing to this property, Sida cordifolia oils are used topically for relief from sore muscles and joints. The medicated oil prepared with bala, Bala aila, is massaged to alleviate pain and swelling in vata disorders. The crushed leaves of this plant are believed to ease local pains.
INDICATIONS AND USES OF BALA:
- Weigh loss: The ayurvedic herb contains stimulant alkaloids, which plays an important role in shedding of extra fats thus good for weight loss.
- Hair: A plaster made up of Bala, Jatamansi, Amalaki and Kushtha is applied to hair to promote the growth of hair.
- Skin glowing: It is said that since the ancient times, sida cordifolia has been used to increase the beauty of kings and queen. The herb enhances the beauty along with Ashoka and Shatavari.
- Asthma: It is good to relive chest congestion and helpful in case of bronchitis and asthma.
- Vata disorders: It is considered as the best nervine tonic and rejuvenative for all kinds of Vata disorders.
- Tuberculosis: The decoction of its root is highly beneficial for tuberculosis, especially when taken with ghee and honey.
- Pain: The regular use of this herb is beneficial in overcoming of arthritis and joint pains. It also helps to reduce the stiffness of joints.
- Sperm count: The use of this medicinal herb is helpful to increase both quality and quantity of sperm, thus beneficial in case of male and female infertility. It also controls pre ejaculation of sperms.
- Piles: It is quite effective for piles. The cooked leaves are generally used to treat bleeding piles.
- Swelling: The massage with its oil is good in swelling. The crushed leaves are also used for wound dressing.
Benefits of Bala to get Relief from Head Disease
Make a decoction from the substance found in the root and vine of the bala plant. Mix milk and ghee in it and cook. After cooling it, drop its drop into the nose. This causes treatment of gout in the head.
BENEFITS IN VARIOUS DISEASES:
-Bala Benefits to Treat Eye Disease
Grind the leaves of acacia and acacia and apply it outside the eyes. This helps in correcting eye problems.
Grind acacia leaves with bala leaves and prepare tablets. Keep it above the eyes. Wrap it with a clean cloth on top. It’s profitable.
-Benefits of Bala Root to Treat Chest Swelling
Take Bala’s plant. Take 10-15 mg juice of its root (bala root). Mixing 60 milligrams asafetida in it, drinking it helps to cure chest swelling.
-Kurunthotti Plant Benefits in Fighting with Cough
Prepare the decoction by mixing equal parts bala, small kateri, big kateri, malabar nut and grapes. Taking 10-30 milligrams of honey after drinking it cures cough caused by bile.
Vaidya Karanvir Singh is the younger Vaidya in Chandigarh Ayurved & Panchakarma Centre. He is the fourth generation in his family who is practicing as a general consultant in Ayurved & Panchakarma treatment at Chandigarh. In his practice, he had treated more than 1000 plus patients worldwide.