|Name: Country mallow
Name: Sida Rhombifolia
See Also: Sida cordifolia,
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
These are weeds very common in India and
Sri Lanka in the dry country.
Used: roots, stems
The Sida species is one of
the most important family of medicinal plants in India.
Action & Uses in Ayruveda &
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
Action & Uses in
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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