Ayurveda Medicinal Plant Bala (Sida Cordifolia Linn.) from Vedas, Samhitas and Nighantus: A Literary Review

Authors

  • Sukha Ram Assistant Professor, Department of Dravyaguna Vigyana, Shri Shirdi Sai Baba Ayurved College and Hospital, Mundiyagarh, Kishangarh-Renwal, Jaipur, India.
  • Neetu Sharma Assistant Professor, Department of Kayachikitsa, Shri Shirdi Sai Baba Ayurved College and Hospital, Mundiyagarh, Kishangarh - Renwal, Jaipur, India.
  • Mita Kotecha Professor and Head, PG Department of Dravyaguna Vigyana, National Institute of Ayurveda, Deemed to be University (De Novo), Jaipur, India.
  • Krutika Chaudhary Lecturer, PG Department of Dravyaguna Vigyana, National Institute of Ayurveda, Deemed to be University (De Novo), Jaipur, India.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47070/ayushdhara.v8i3.752

Keywords:

Bala, Sida cordifolia (Linn.), Balya, Vedas, Samhita, Nighantu.

Abstract

Background: Sida cordifolia (Linn.) commonly known as Bala, belonging to a family malvaceae is a very important medicinal plant since long in a traditional remedy of India. The drug is given many vernacular names i.e. Kharethi in Hindi, Baladana in Gujarati and Chikana in Malayalam etc. Medicinal plant Bala review is very helpful to achieve Ayurveda literature. Data Source: The information has been collected from many research articles, Vedas, Samhitas and Nighanus and internet sources etc. to the concept of medicinal uses of Bala. Conclusion: Bala in different Vedas and Samhitas we find it’s different to indicate Vishaghna, Brihmana, Kantikarka, Grahi, Vrishya, Ojhovardhaka, Balya, Rasayan properties and in all Nighantus its Madhura Rasa, Snigdha Guna, Shita Virya, Madhura Vipaka have been mentioned excluding Raja Nighantu which have not indication its Guna and Virya. Various types of Bala are clear by Samahitas and Nighantus under groups of Baladvaya, Balatraya, Balachatushtaya and Balapanchaya. The review displays that Bala is used in many disorders like Vatarakta, Jwara, Vyanga, Vata-Vyadhi and Nilika etc. in Samhitas it is used in different forms of drug i.e. Basti, Peya, Shaka, Yavagu, Ghrita, Taila, Pralepa, Kashaya, Sweda and Lepa etc. and many synonyms are presents various Nighantus. This study review highlights its description in Vedas, Samhitas and Nighantus.

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Published

2021-08-02

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Sukha Ram, Neetu Sharma, Mita Kotecha, Krutika Chaudhary. Ayurveda Medicinal Plant Bala (Sida Cordifolia Linn.) from Vedas, Samhitas and Nighantus: A Literary Review. ayush [Internet]. 2021Aug.2 [cited 2021Oct.26];8(3):3321-33. Available from: https://ayushdhara.in/index.php/ayushdhara/article/view/752

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