Atibala or Indian mallow, 'Ati' means very and 'Bala' means powerful, referring to the properties of this plant as very powerful. It is also known as Indian mallow. It is a common roadside weed, which is grown in hotter parts of India as a weed. In traditional systems of medicine, various parts such as roots, leaves, flowers, bark, seeds, and stems are used.
|Vipak (Post-digestive effect)||Sweet|
Atibala might help in managing sexual dysfunction due to its libido enhancing property. It increases the person’s overall sexual drive or desire for sexual activity, thereby acting as a potent stimulator of sexual behavior.
Atibala is useful in managing the pain in Osteoarthritis. According to Ayurveda, Osteoarthritis occurs due to an aggravation of Vata dosha and is known as Sandhivata. It causes pain, swelling, and joint mobility. Atibala has Vata balancing property and gives relief from the symptoms of Osteoarthritis-like pain and swelling in the joints.
Atibala helps to manage the symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis due to its analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. It works on the central nervous system and manages pain associated with arthritis. It also reduces inflammation in the joints.
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) is described under the broad term of Mutrakcchra in Ayurveda. Mutra means ooze and krichra means painful. Thus, dysuria and painful urination are called Mutrakcchra. In the case of UTI, Atibala helps to control THE burning sensation because of its Sita (cold) and Mutral (diuretic) effect. It increases urine flow and reduces the symptoms of UTI like burning sensation during urination.
Malnutrition can be correlated to Karshya disease in Ayurveda. It occurs due to the lack of nutrients and improper digestion. Regular use of Atibala helps to fight against Malnutrition due to its Balya (strength provider) property.
Dosage and side effects (only after consultation with an ayurvedic doctor)
Useful part - Whole plant .
Bala Powder - 1/4- 1/2 teaspoon.
Atibala does not usually have any side effects
- The Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia Of India. Part 1 Volume 1.