Sida retusa o. alnifolia o. rhombifolia (Sida-rh) = Bala/= Pitabala/= Queen’s land hemp./= Indian Ephedra. 


Vergleich: Enthält: ephedrine + pseudo-ephedrine;

Siehe: Malvales


Gebrauch: Can cause ephedrine related side effects: insomnia/anxiety/nervousness/increase in blood pressure (stroke)/memory loss;

Main spheres of action: head/mouth/throat/stomach/rectum/male and female genitalia/back & extremities/sleep & dreams/fever and skin.

Empirical Uses:

Empirically this medicine is suited for emaciated debilitated individuals. Produces strength and imparts beauty to the body. Used as a tonic to increase vigour. An aphrodisiac/promotes the sexual drive in sexually debilitated individuals. Persons who are prone to develop arthritis and rheuma get great benefit from this drug. Suited for females with uterine disorders, leucorrhoea and rheumatic complaints. Use after the 5 month of pregnancy strengthens the uterine muscles/promotes easy labour/prevents abortion. Useful in persons with insanity and weakness in the mental sphere. In the gastro-intestinal tract it is used in many conditions: abdominal colic/flatulence/irritable bowel syndrome/dysentery/diarrhoea and haemorrhoids.

Its use in polyuria and frequent micturition. Diabetes mellitus, diabetes insipidus and urinary tract infections. It is useful for gonorrhoea, sexual weakness and spermatorrhoea. It has got splendid action in pulmonary tuberculosis, the debility and weakness due to it. It is useful in many heart troubles. Neurological disorders like hemiplegia, facial paralysis and sciatica comes under its sphere of action. It is used as a febrifuge (fever + shivering). An antidote to snake and scorpion poisoning. Special action upon tumours, boils, swellings. wart, elephantiasis, wounds etc. It is usefu in all kinds of inflammations and generalizec burning sensation of body.

Clinical  Studies:

Conducted with thc extract of the plant, points to its great therapeutic efficacy in various aspects al of Houston, found out the anti-bacterial and anti-fungal activity of this plant in 1984. Rao.K.S et al of Gujarat published the anti-hepatotoxic activity of Sida plant in 1998. Venkatesh. Set al of Ooty studied the anti-nociceptive and anti- inflammatory activity of this plant. Ogwal et al of Kampala, Uganda, states the usage of this plant during ante and post-natal periods in the prevention of miscarriage, induction of uterine contractions and expulsion of retained placenta in 1994. Apart from this various clinical studies show its usefulness in rheumatism, osteoarthritis and menstrual disorders.


Repertory:                                                   [Dr. T.K. Jitesh]

Mind: Crowding of thoughts - unable to concentrate in anything/causes sleeplessness. Brooding.

Irritable mood, avoid talking or answering questions.

Sense of well being.

Mental alertness after 22 h.

Dullness with unrefreshed feeling after waking.

Hypersensitive to external impressions (noise).

Restless, no position in bed is comfortable.

Weary; fatigues after exerting the mind.

Wants to be alone.

Unusual mental calmness.



Vertigo: rising from bed,

“Sensation as if several bees are crowded in the head”, with weakness of lower-limb (knee).

Falling while rising with blurred vision.

Feeling as if he will fall to l. side, <: morning after waking/evening/turning the head; >: after lying down/rest;


Congestive headache of forehead and temples, more l., with irritability, twitching of l. upper eye lid, < evening, fanning from close, moving the head, > pressure/rest/pressing the supra orbital region/after sleep.

Pain in both frontal eminence, < evening.

Headache of both parietals, associated with pressing the teeth together, shaking of lower- limbs, pain in calves, restlessness and lack of concentration, < while concentrating, better pressure. Heaviness of head, with dis comfort in epigastrium, coryza, < sun, evening, reading, better tight bandage, bathing after, pressing the supra orbital region, closing the eyes. Sensation as if forehead is perspiring, as if hot vapour rising from middle of the forehead. Pimples over forehead, tender to touch. Hair falling.

Eyes: Aching, congestive feeling in eyes and supra orbital region, < noon, > pressure, after sleep.

Itching, burning and watering of eyes; started l. during morning hours and shifted to the r. eye in the evening. Twitching of left eyelid, <: evening. Ophthalmia,

Ears: Hypersensitive to noise.

Pain in l. ear while empty swallowing, < evening, after sleep

Nose: Coryza, thin watery nasal discharge, or thick, yellowish green nasal discharge. Nose stopped up, dryness of the nostrils causing obstruction, more r., < morning/evening/lying down.

Pain in the root of the nose with tenderness to touch. Yellowish discharge from posterior nares, < lying down.

Sneezing with heat sensation in eyes, many paroxysms, < after exposure to dry wind.

Face: Red. Dryness and constriction of lips, < morning.

Profuse perspiration of face.

Painful pimples on r. cheek.

Reddish, inflamed, protruded, oedematous lower lip.

Painful ulcer on the r. lower lip with intense burning, < washing/slightest touch.

Facial paralysis.

Mouth: Dry and constricted, < morning, with decreased salivation and intense thirst.

Bitter taste or metallic taste of saliva.

Aphthous ulcer, dark red, raised margins and yellowish base with inflamed oedematous area around it, intense burning after washing or from slightest touch.

Desire to press the teeth together during headache.

Throat: Sorethroat (l. with disposition to empty swallowing).

Pain ext. to ears on swallowing.

Burning and soreness of the throat with feeling as if had taken black pepper.

Upper palate and uvula red and congested.

Tonsils red, enlarged and hypertrophied, l. tonsil more enlarged.

Constant desire to clear the throat, which gives temporary relief.

Lump feeling in the throat, >: hawking.

„As if a dry spot in the throat“ with itching and causing coughing.

Sore throat < morning/evening/exerting voice, > empty swallowing/after sleep/after hawking.

Stomach: Poor appetite, easy satiety.

Decreased appetite with increased thirst for warm water.

Nausea with constant inclination to vomit, with salty salivation, < after breakfast/evening/sitting erect.

Doesn’t feel like eating anything.

Empty eructation with yawning and tiredness.

Feels as if he will get rid of the discomfort he vomits.

Heaviness and fullness of stomach, shifting pain in stomach, < evening/loss of sleep; >: sitting erect;

Empty all gone feeling in stomach > after eating.

Abdomen: Heaviness and fullness in abdomen, < after loss of sleep/early morning;

> sitting erect.

Flatulence both upwards and downwards during night.

Fullness in abdomen is not relieved after passing flatus.

Pain abdomen, comes suddenly and goes suddenly, > by pressure.

Bubbling sensation in r. hypochondria, < evening.

Flatulence, Abdominal colic, Irritable bowel syndrome,.

Rectum: Constant urging for stool, unfinished sensation after passage of stools.

Hard stool with difficulty passing.

Burning in anus during at after stool, > washing with cold water.

Constipation with hard large and black stool.

Haemorrhoids protruding, bleeding with burning after passage of stool.

Burning in anus, < after stool, after passing flatus. Loud flatus.

Soft stool with constant urging. (# hard stool).

Diarrhoea, Dysentery, Tenesmus, Haemorrhoids, Irritable bowel syndrome,

Urine: Scantly flow of urine with fullness of stomach and abdomen.

Decreased frequency of micturition.

Urine yellow, scanty, < loss of sleep. Polyuria, Diuretic, Frequent micturition, Strangury, Urinary infections. Urethral discharges,

Male organs: Increased sexual desire.

Intense erection after midnight, wakes up from sleep, disturbed sleep afterwards. Diminished sexual desire, decreased frequency of masturbation, no inclination to do so in persons who are regularly masturbating.

Bruised pain in r. testicle, < evening/motion.

Scrotal itching, increased perspiration of the part, exfoliation of the skin.

Intense burning, soreness and excoriation, < washing with cold water/perspiration/night/slightest touch. Aphrodisiac. Promotes sexual vigour and sexual factor. Sexual weakness. Spermatorrhoea. Gonorrhoea.

Female organs: Menses either at regular time or early. Flow is dark and scanty.

Backache during scanty menses.

Dysmenorrhoea, pain ext. to back with sensation of fullness in lower abdomen, Leucorrhoea, Uterine disorders,

Strengthens the uterine muscles during pregnancy (given after 5th month), Helps child birth and easy labour, Reduces the tiredness and insomnia during pregnancy, Prevents cramps during pregnancy, Gonorrhoea,

Respiration: Dry cough, with scanty expectoration, with hoarseness of voice, < night/lying down/inspiration/evening/1 h. – 13 h., > warm drinks.

Difficult audible breathing, rattling in chest, < morning, talking, > rest.

Stitching pain in chest, right lower 4th, 5th and 6th intercostal region, as if pain comes from inside out, < inspiration/exertion/motion, > rest/supporting chest with hands.

Shifting pain in chest, < evening.

„As if of something behind the sternum“

„As if mucus collected in the middle of the chest“.

Soreness of the lower part of the sternum.

Pulmonary tuberculosis with general debility and emaciation, Chest pain,

Expectoration: thick, tough, white and salty.

Chest: Left-sided lancinating chest pain, comes suddenly and persists for a while, debilitating pain, < motion.

Useful in heart diseases,.

Back: Aching pain in the back, middle of spine, lower cervical and upper thoracic vertebrae are very sensitive, < stooping, >: sitting erect, straightening the back in sitting posture. Increased perspiration around the neck.

Pain in the lumbar region, < morning/motion, > 22 h.

Pain in coccyx with weakness and feverishness of the whole body, < motion, > pressure/lying on back.


Extremities: Pain and stiffness of the proximal interphalangeal joint of the l. hand. Twitching of deltoid muscle, l. side.

Itching eruption over l. elbow, posterior aspect, < morning.

Numbness of the arms with sensation of pins and needles, < fanning/cold/morning after waking, > walking.

Tibial pain, < motion/> rest.

Itching of r. elbow, anterior aspect of cubital fossa, red eruption with increased perspiration surrounding it.

Bone pains, < night/morning, > warm application.

Heaviness of lower-limbs after waking.

Cracks over the tip of big toe and second toe, more l., painful, > washing with cold water, dry peeling cracks around the cracks.

Dryness of folds of thighs, ulceration, burning and peeling of dust like particle while scratching, < night, washing.



Neurological disorders like hemiplegia, facial paralysis, and sciatica, Emaciation, Debility,

Sleep: Disturbed, unrefreshed after waking.

Wakes one hour before the usual time, can’t get sleep after that.

Constantly awaking from sleep.

Sleepless due to crowding of thoughts.

Sleepiness and tired feeling.

Restless in bed, ‘cant get comfort in any position in bed’, with sensation as if he is perspiring.

Insomnia during pregnancy,

Dreams: of daily business/ lightning/persons around him getting hurt by lightning/elephant coming to murder him/of rose coloured snake/is in a crowd and snake came out of a hole and he jumped to avoid the snake from biting him/impending disease.

Nose feeling stuffy.

Fever: with intense thirst, body pain and chillness, prefers covering during chilliness. Febrifuge, Fever + shivering,

Skin: Red itching eruption (over elbow joint and dorsum of foot), increased perspiration around the area, exfoliation of skin around the eruption, thin, watery, sticky discharge after scratching, < night, > morning.

Itching of scrotum and between scrotum and thighs, with exfoliation of skin, < night/washing/perspiration/scratching.

Generalized itching without eruption (over trunk/chest/back/arms and face).

Antidote to snake and scorpion venom,

Tumours, Boils, Swellings, Warts, Wound healing, Burning sensation, Elephantiasis,

Modalities: <: after mental exertion/evening/morning after waking/night in bed/lying down/loss of sleep/cold washing/motion/exposure to cold/inspiration; >: pressure/sitting erect/rest/after sleep/after food; 


Unverträglich: caffeine/high blood pressure/heart disease/thyroid or prostrate condition/pregnancy/lactating


Phytologie: Bronchial asthma, cold & flu, chills, lack of perspiration, headache, nasal congestion, aching joints and bones, cough & wheezing, and edema.

    * It is one of the best medicines for Rheumatism.

    * It is also used as cardiac tonic.

    * It is beneficial in nervous and urinary diseases, bleeding piles, hematuria, gonorrhea, cystitis, leucorrhea, chronic dysentery, nervous disorders, insanity, asthma and disorders of blood and liver.

    * Fresh decoction mixed with ginger is used for intermittent fever with cold shivering fits.

    * The root is pounded and applied for elephantiasis to reduce pain.

    * The root is processed with milk and used internally and externally for hemiplegia, stiff neck, facial paralysis, diseases of the nervous system, and diseases of nose, ear, mouth and head.

    * Its herbal extract or tea is used for obesity and obesity related disorders, especially in western countries .

    * It is used for all kinds of detoxification and rejuvenation therapies like in medicated enema where its root extract is used for all kinds of nervous disorders like paralysis, arthritis etc.

    * In one of the rejuvenation therapies named "Navara Kizhi", medicated Navara (rice) with milk and Sida cordifolia is applied all over the body or to a particular body part.

    * In condition of sexual weakness, the milk extract of Sida cordifolia root is recommended as an effective remedy for sperm mobility and low sperm count disorders.



Sida cordifolia =


= Herbal Ecstacy


Vergleich: Enthält: ephedrine + vasicin;



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