BOTANICAL NAME: Sida veronicaefolia
Bhavaprakash: Guduchyadi varga
ENGLISH NAME: Snake mellow
Hindi: Kakarundah, Phrongli
Kannada: Gandaudipe, Chikkudipe, Dadachelu, Udipe
REFERENCE: BHAVAPRAKASH SAMHITA with link e Nighantu:
गाङ्गेरुकी नागबला झषा ह्रस्वगवेधुका ॥१४३॥
HABITAT: Found in all over India like in Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and also in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh
Nagbala is a perennial shrub that reaches upto 1 m tall, leaves are simple, densely covered with short hairs and arranged alternately, margins are toothed. Flowers are white in color, borne in axillary chymes. Fruits are globose in shape and are 4 lobed, hairy and red in color when ripe.
|Madhura, Kashaye||Guru, Snigdha, Picchila||sheeta||Madhura||Vata Pitta Shamak|
|Sweet, Astringent||heavy, unctuous, sticky||cold||Sweet||Vata pitta
MAJOR CHEMICAL CONSTITUENTS: B- phenenthylamines, quinazoline, gossypol, sterculic acid, linoleic acid etc.
- Burning micturition-Fruits and flowers decoction are used.
- Cuts and bruises- Poultice prepared with nagabala leaves is applied externally
- Genito urinary infections-Nagabala root bark decoction is used.
- Kshatakshina -Powder of nagabala is mixed with ghee and honey. This mixture is taken in the morning.
- Heart diseases– Nagabala root powder along with Arjuna bark is consumed with milk.
Raktapitta Bleeding disorders, Kshaaye Weakness, Vrushya Aphrodisiac, Rasayani Rejuvenative
USEFUL PART: Roots
DOSAGE: 3 to 5 grams
- Lakshadi Guggulu
- Manasamitra Vatakam
- Maha Vishagarbha Taila