SARVODAYA Drugs & Pharmaceuticals
Botanical Name Common Name Sanskrit Name
Sida Cordifolia Linn. (Malvaceae) Country Malow Bala Vatya

Medicinal uses:
It is an effective herb for maintaining sound sexual health as it is aphrodi- siac and rejuvenative tonic. It strengthens the body as a whole, alleviates vata and pitta dosha, cures epistaxis, diabetes, menorrhea, leucorrhoea, uterine weakness, paralysis and facial paralysis.

A decoction of the Sida Cordifolia root with ginger is given by ayurvedic physicians in intermittent fever accompanied by rigour. The powdered root bark with milk and sugar is advised in treatment for urinary urgency and leucorrhoea. The seeds are used in treating urinary infections and are also believed to be aphrodisiac.