Sida Cordifolia

Sida Cordifolia ( Khareti )


Indian Name:  Khareti

Botanical Name:  Sida Cordifolia

Other Names:  Janglimedhi, Indian Ephedra, Country Mallow, Vatya plant


Sida cordifolia, the important herb that has been in use in the Ayurvedic medicine from the past is also widely used by people today as well. Comprised of ephedrine, this medicinal herb is found in 40 different plant species consisting of ephedrine. It also includes epitonin, Ephedra and mahuang. The major components found in Sida cordifolia are pseudoephedrine, alkaloid and ephedrine. Owing to these constituents, Chinese people have been using as a medicine for more than 5000 years.

Sida cordifolia usually helps in stimulating the brain, increasing of heart rate, constricting of blood vessels and leads to the expansion of bronchial tubes thus making breathing easier. It also leads to increase of metabolism that can be observed from the increasing body temperature. These can be considered as the major health benefits. 

As a cold remedy only 25 mg is suggested to be effectively safe and for higher dosages it requires 75 mg divided into two or three dosages for getting your fat thinned. If you are willing to lose fat using Sida cordifolia, you have to take it combined with aspirin (willow bark) and caffeine (guarana) that will generate power leading to thermogenic stack or fat loss. Sida cordifolia can also be used as asthma and decongestants drugs. It has been proved by the research studies that this medicinal herb has nothing to do with muscle strength and endurance as well. However, the muscle contraction force can be increased by getting stimulated beta-2 agonist receptor through Sida cordifolia.

There are also many side effects of Sida cordifolia that can be observed by the following observations. The major symptoms of side effects are hyperthermia, nervousness, dizziness, vomiting, irritability, itchy scalp and skin, trembling and headache. Once you start experiencing these things, you must discontinue using or rather consulting any of the qualified health care professional or physician as soon as possible. Immediate consultation is highly required in case of shortness of breath, rapid heartbeat, dizziness and severe headache.

There are certain cautions to be maintained by users. It should be kept out of reach of children; individuals below the age of 18 should not use it. For ladies, in case of pregnancies or nursing, it should not to be used by them.

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