Bala Herbs and its importance in ayurveda

A common plant in the Ayurvedic medical system, bala means "strong" in English. It is a powerful herb that is used to improve the body's overall stamina and strengthen bones, muscles, and joints. The plant is known as a herb for beauty and is connected to the ancient Hindu Goddess of grace and beauty, Parvathi. It is a perennial herb with the scientific name Sida cordifolia with oblong or heart-shaped leaves bearing tiny, solitary, axillary, white blossoms. It can reach a height of 30 metres. Bala has exceptionally thick, sturdy stems and roots. a plant that is indigenous to India and is found growing by roadways and waste areas. It is abundantly distributed in India and Sri Lanka's tropical and subtropical regions. Bala has been used traditionally for a very long time all over the world. The entire plant is extensively employed in the preparation of different ayurvedic medicinal compositions.

Bala Names in different languages

  1. Hindi name- Bariyara, Khirainti
  2. English name- Country mallow
  3. Punjabi name- Kharayati
  4. Kannada name- Hettuti
  5. Telugu name- Tela antis, Mattavapulagam, Chittamutti
  6. Malayalam name- Kurunthotti
  7. Marathi name- Karaiti, Chikana
  8. Tamil name- Chittamuttie
  9. Oriya name- Bisiripi, Bajromuli
  10. Gujarati name- Jangli methi
  11. Bengali name- Berela
  12. Assamese name- Bor sonborial


Bala contains an abundance of antioxidants and vital elements that support skin health restoration and repair. Because of its highly successful benefits, it has been regarded as being beautiful since ancient times. Both internally and externally, this plant can be used to treat skin conditions. It nourishes the skin while also promoting internal healing. Regular application strengthens the scalp and promotes hair development by acting as a natural hair conditioner. Which is why include Bala herbs in cikitsa herbal hair oil.

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