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Flannel weed

Flannel weed

Scientific name of Flannel weed: Sida cordifolia

Name of Flannel weed in different languages:

 English: country mallow, heart-leaf sida

 Sanskrit: Bala

 Hindi: Bala

 Malayalam: Vallikurumthotti വള്ളിക്കുറുന്തോട്ടി.

Plant description:

 Flannel weed - Sida Cordifolia is a perennial, herb, an erect, grow as a weed in plane areas, roadsides, abandoned areas, grow  up  to 2 m tall, hairy. The  leaves are  yellowish-green, oblong-ovate, leaf margin serrated, covered with hairs,  up to  7.5 cm  long and  6 cm  wide, stems are hairy, long,  slender,  yellowish-green,  flowers are hairy, dark yellow, five petals, center orange.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Cordate Margin-serrated Venation-Arcuated
 Cordate-heartshaped  Margin_Serrated--Forward-teething  Arcuated

 

Useful plant parts:

whole plant, root

Medicinal uses :

To treat rheumatic disorders, inflammation, asthma, bronchitis,

Chemical contents:

Ephedrine, Alkaloids such as β-phenethylamine, ephedrine, pseudo-ephedrine.

Medicinal properties:

Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcerogenic.

Flannel weed  is the one of the ingredients in the Ayurveda medicines like-

 Anuthailam  Gandha Thailam  Rasnairandadi Kashayam
 Aravindasavam  Kachoradi Choornam  Shilapravang Tablet
 AsanaEladiTailam  Kamentose tablets  Siva Gulika
 AsanaManishtadiOil  Karpasasthyadi Kuzhambu  Vishnu Taila
 Asanavilwadi  Velichenna  Ksheerabala  Thailam  Vyoshadi Kashayam
 Badratharvadi  Kashayam  Kubja Prasarini Tailam Artab Tablets
 Bala punarvaadi Kashayam  Kurumthotty enna Ashtavargam Kashyam
 BalaguloochuadiKeram  Maha Vishagarbha Tailam Asthiposhak Tablets
 Balaguluchyadi Kashayam  Mahamasha Thailam Balaguluchyadi Thailam
 Balajeerakadhi Kashyam  Maharajaprasarini Thailam Brahmi Drakshadi Kashayam
 Bhringaraja Taila  Mashabaladi Kashaya Garbharaksha Kashayam
 Brihat Ashwagandha Ghrita  Narayana thailam Kachooradi Vattu
 Brihat Chagaladya Ghrita  Neelolpaladi thailam Karpasasthyadi Thailam
 Calciplus Tablets  Phal Kalyan Ghrita Manasamithravatam
 Dhanwantharam Kashayam  PrabhanjanaVimardhanam Kuzhambu Mushikadi Taila
 Dhanwantharam Kuzhambu  Prameha Mihira Tailam  Prasarinyadi Kashayam
 Dhanwantharam Thailam  Rasnadi Choornam Sudhabala Thailam
 Dhanwanthararishtam  Rasnadi Thailam Vathavidamsini thailam
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