Latin name: Sida cordifolia Linn. (Malvaceae)
Sanskrit/Indian name: Bala, Vatya, Bariyar, Kharethi
Country Mallow is a revered herb in Ayurveda, known to balance all the doshas (bodily humors that make up one’s constitution). It is a health tonic with rejuvenating, anti-inflammatory, libido-enhancing and fat-burning properties.
Ephedrine is one of the alkaloids present, which has fat-burning properties. The herb also contains phytosterol and potassium nitrate.
Key therapeutic benefits:
- The essential oil has rejuvenating properties, which aids in nervine disorders and mental debility.
- The oil has anti-inflammatory properties which relieve joint and muscles aches.
- Country Mallow is known to stimulate sexual organs and enhance the male libido.
- In recent times, the herb is being used in weight loss supplements.