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Scientific name: Sida rhombifolia.
Name in different languages:-
English: Broom bush, Rhombus-leaved sida
Sanscrit: Hastibala, Mahasamanga, Vadhyala, Athibala
Arrowleaf sida is a small, long-lived shrub or woody herb, with erect stems usually growing up to 120 centimeters tall, usually found in roadsides and rocky areas as a weed. Its stems are slender, rather woody, with a tough stringy bark. The leaves are often diamond-shaped with toothed margins, long up to 1.5 inches, and arranged oppositely. Flowers are five petals, which are approximate 4 to 7 mm long, creamy or orange-yellow in color. It is small fruit separate into 8-12 one-seeded segments when mature.
Useful plant parts:
It is an important herb used in Ayurveda, especially in the treatment of Vata disorders (Rheumatic complaints) Root of the plant is the useful part used to prepare medicines and used in the treatment of Vata, pitta, pain, asthma, bronchitis and urinary problem.
How to prepare medicines:
Used as an ingredient in almost all Vatha kashaya.
Well pressed leaf can use as shampoo for hair wash, it gives coolness in head.
Decoction of Arrowleafsida root can use for Vata disorders and cardiac problems