Bala Dried Herb (Sida cordifolia)
Literally meaning "youth" in Sanskrit, Bala is traditionally thought to help maintain vitality.* In India the plant is associated with the ancient Hindu Goddess of beauty and grace, Parvathy. The herb is part of the trinity of attributes associated with women in Indian herbal folklore, Tripura Sundari, meaning thrice beautiful.
Directions: Bala is commonly made into a tea. You can reuse the herb up to 4 times if you dry it out between uses. To make a strong tea (decoction), use 1/4 oz of dried herb per cup of water. Boil the dry herb in the water until the water is reduced by half. Refrigerate and drink 2-3 tablespoons three times per day.
For the dried and powdered root, take 1/2 tsp per day. You can mix the root powder with tea, soups, or salads.
If using prescription medications, seek the advice of a health care professional before using this product. Not to be taken during pregnancy or if breastfeeding. Not for use by persons under the age of 18 years. Keep out of reach of children.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to cure, treat, diagnose, or prevent any disease.