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Herb Information
Name: Country mallow
Biological Name: Sida Rhombifolia

Malvaceae family

See Also: Sida cordifolia, Sida Spinosa

Other Names:

Atibala, Athiballached, Bala, Kehetara-ubal-dana, Khangi, Kheriti, Kisangihettutti-gida, Kotikanbevila, Kulbahebari, Kurunthotti, Lalbariela, Mahabala, Mayir manikkam, Mutheera pulagam, Sadeva, Sap-devi, Shamblidebari, Sirramutti,  Svetberela, Tupkadi, Vadha, Velluram, Yellow barleria

Description:

These are weeds very common in India and Sri Lanka in the dry country. 

Parts Used: roots, stems
Remedies For:

The Sida species is one of the most important family of medicinal plants in India.

Action & Uses in Ayruveda & Siddha
Mathura tikta rasam, seetha veeryam, mathura vipakam, snigdam, tridosha haram, nutritive, tonic, asthi jwaram, excess pittam, good for eyes, used for preparing tailams. Seeds are used in gonorrhoea.

Action & Uses in Unani
Leaves and roots are used, piles, gonorrhoea, anti-soud, diuretic, aphrodisiac.

Root of these herbs are held in great repute in treatment of rheumatism. Stems abound in mucilage and are employed as demulcents and emollients both for external and internal use. The herb is also useful in calculous troubles and as a febrifuge with pepper. Mucilage is used for scorpion sting. 

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