The Corona war cries have instilled fear in the hearts of many. However, it is just one of the new threats that has been added to a list of hundreds that coexist with us and threaten us only when our defences are compromised.
Moreover, nature has a solution for most of our fears. In the next few blogs, I will share details about those plants, herbs and supplements that will prepare our internal defences to take on any pathogen.
Before we get started with the benefits of the herb called as Atibala, let me point out to you that a weapon with the same name and similar properties has been mentioned in an ancient Indian scripture .
The name Atibala is mentioned in the Ramayana as a Mantra that could endow strength, knowledge, beauty and power to win over any demon ( read- Virus, Bacteria, Fungi and other pathogens) that dare attack the one empowered by Bala and Atibala. Most of the ancient scriptures have been found to contain cryptic messages and it could be Valmiki's way of sharing the powers of a herb that goes by the same name and does exactly the same thing.
‘Atibala’ in Sanskrit, translates to 'Very Strong'. This herb has the power to increase your strength in a holistic manner. It increases Immunity, Physical Strength, Strengthens the respiratory system, Improves Digestive Strength, Cardiovascular strength and with its strong antioxidant properties protects from Inflammatory disorders and Pain thereby endowing one with Vigour and Vitality. It is a powerful herb to help you stay disease free, young and youthful.
Can be used for : To Adapt to stressful conditions (Adaptogen), Muscle and Joint strength, Immunomodulatory (Strengthening Immune System), Anti-inflammatory, Anti-allergy, Strengthening Respiratory System, Cough and Cold, Asthma and Wheezing, Analgesic, Antipyretic (Reducing Fever), Diuretic, For Headaches, Helps stop Vomiting, Laxative, Antioxidant, Skin health, Jaundice, Helps heal Ulcers, Protects Liver ( Anti-hepatotoxic), For Hypertension, Piles, Urinary Tract Infections (UTI), Rheumatism, Relieves excessive thirst, Aphrodisiac, Uterine tonic, As a Tonic for General weakness and debility.
Scientific Name: Abutilon indicum | English: Country Mallow | Sanskrit: Atibala | Hindi: Kanghi | Bengali: Petari | Tamil: Tutti, Paniara | Marathi: Mudra | Telugu: Tutturubenda| Kannada: Mudre gida | Malayalam: Dabi, Uram |
1. Whole plant extract has immunomodulatory effect. It helps tone up the immune system and thereby increase resistance to infectious diseases. It is also a very powerful adaptogen and will help your body adapt to stressors and stressful conditions.
2. A decoction of the leaves can be used for toothache and painful gums.
3. Seeds, help soothe the digestive system, and is an excellent laxative that also helps alleviate bleeding and pain in those suffering from piles.
4. Decoction of the leaves is used to treat stomach infections, intestinal bleeding, ulcers and also liver related complaints.
5. Culinary use: A Chutney made of fresh tender leaves along with Coconut, Punarnava, Coriander and ginger helps address headaches as well as indigestion, bloating and gastric upset.
Recipes, Usage tips and Formulations Coming soon.........
Please Note: Atibala is not an Antiviral medicine, it is much more than that. Just like a recipe does not satiate our hunger, but it could empower a cook to make a wonderful dish that does more than satiate hunger. So also Atibala does not do the fighting for you, but helps you fight and resist better. It empowers and endows one with the capability to fight and win a war.
Disclaimer: For the untrained eye, many plants appear similar. Do not attempt to harvest and use herbs until and unless you are familiar with herb identification and usage.
If you want to use any of the herbs mentioned on these blogs, please do so under the guidance of a doctor or a holistic practitioner. You can also write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org usage information specific to your issue.