Bala which means “strength” is a popular herb in Ayurveda. All parts of Bala possess various medicinal properties, especially the root. The antioxidant property helps to protect the heart cells against free radical damage and manages blood pressure by preventing constriction of blood vessels. Bala might also be beneficial in managing bleeding piles due to its blood coagulant and astringent properties. According to Ayurveda, Bala helps to manage erectile dysfunction in men due to its Vajikarna (aphrodisiac) property. It also improves immunity due to its Rasayana(rejuvenating) property. Massaging your joints with Bala oil helps to manage symptoms of rheumatism like joint pain and swelling due to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Bala powder along with coconut oil can also be used for quick wound healing due to its Ropan (healing) property and Sita (cold) nature.
HOW IT HELPS:
Bala is useful to manage fatigue in day to day life. Fatigue refers to a feeling of tiredness, weakness or lack of energy. According to Ayurveda, fatigue is referred to as klama and Kapha dosha is the primary dosha that is imbalanced in case of fatigue. Bala helps to reduce the symptoms of fatigue due to its Balya (strength provider) and Tridosha balancing nature.
- It helps to control the symptoms of respiratory system problems like cough and cold and bronchitis
- It helps to manage headache especially if it starts in your temples and spreads to the central part of your head and it helps to remove Pitta aggravating factors and reduces headache. This is due to its Sita (cold) potency.
- It might be beneficial in the management of nasal congestion. It reduces the inflammation of the nasal mucous membrane due to its anti-inflammatory property
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HOW TO USE:
Take Bala taila as per your requirement, heat it in double boiler method. Apply on the affected area and gently massage for 5-10 mins. Follow it up with hot fomentation. Repeat 2-3 times a day.
There are no known side effects of Ayurvedic bala taila. However, if you have any health problems or allergies to any of its ingredients, then be sure to discuss it with your Ayurvedic practitioner or health care provider before use.
Q 1. DOES BALA TAILA HELP IN WOUND HEALING?
Ans. Yes, Bala taila has a role in wound healing. It helps in wound contraction and promotes the formation of new skin cells.
Q 2. CAN BALA TAILA HELP IN RHEUMATISM?
Ans. Yes, Bala taila is helpful to manage rheumatism. Rheumatism or pain in the joints occurs due to an imbalance of Vata dosha in the body. It can be applied to the affected area that helps to reduce joint pain because of its tridosha especially Vata balancing property.
Q 3. CAN IT BE USED BY THE CHILDREN ABOVE 5 YRS?
Ans. Yes, Bala Tailam can be used on children above the age of five, so kids between 5-12 years can use the oil. Children below the age of five should not use this oil as it may not be tolerable for them.