Sida cordifolia is a cooling medicine for the eyes

This plant is easily available everywhere, especially on roadsides. It has immense medicinal properties. This plant is known as Sitramutti, Sithamutti in Tamil. This is also called Ilima Flannel Weed.

Sida cordifolia whole plant has an astringent taste and cooling properties. It helps to relieve dryness; Controls severe paralysis. Dissolves inflammation; Heals unhealed sores. It is one of the items being added to the ointments that provide cooling to the head and body.

A small herb growing up to 1.5 meters tall. Thin hairs of sticky nature are found on small branches. 3-lobed leaves, ovate, toothed.

Flowers are white or pink in color. Pods are spherical in shape. Seeds have soft hairs. It grows abundantly in nature in Sri Lanka and the Andaman Islands. This plant grows wild all over Tamil Nadu.

This plant not only cools the eyes but also the body. Also, it is a simple medicine that cures osteoporosis, inflammation, pain, dysentery, diarrhea, hemorrhage, stomach disorders, intestinal-related diseases, arthritis, hip pain, arm and leg pain, acne, stroke, rheumatism, and many other diseases. The treatment using Chittamutti relieves body heat, cools the eyes, and clears the vision. Stimulates digestion.

It can be taken as medicine. It can also be applied to the body. Sida cordifolia tea cures intestinal-related diseases. This strengthens the colon. Digestion will be smooth.

Ingredients for tea: Sida cordifolia leaves, Dry ginger powder, Terminalia chebula powder, dry amla, and Water as required.

Method: Pour the required amount of water into a vessel and when it boils, put a handful of Sida cordifolia leaves that have already been washed and cleaned. Add half a teaspoon of dry ginger powder and Terminalia chebula powder and a small amount of dried amla and let it boil.

Then filter this tea and drink it daily and it will be the best remedy for the above diseases. It does not have any side effects.

Method of making medicine for rheumatism, joint pain, and gout using Sida cordifolia root.

Ingredients: Sida cordifolia root, asafoetida, the powder made by taking an equal quantity of dry ginger, pepper, and Piper Longum.  

Method: Pour water into a vessel and boil it, put a handful of Sida cordifolia root in it, add half a teaspoon of above mentioned mixed powder, a little asafoetida, and boil it well. Filter it and let it cool and drink it twice in the morning and in the evening, the above problems will be solved.

This tea is an excellent remedy for Rheumatoid Arthritis, Stroke, Arthritis, etc.

Next is the method of making an ointment using Sida cordifolia root for swelling and tumors. 

Ingredients required for this: Sida cordifolia root(cleaned, washed, dried, and chopped without moisture), Castor oil, a few cloves of garlic, and asafoetida. 
Method: Take 4 or 5 cloves of garlic and crush them well with Sida cordifolia root.

Heat a little castor oil in a pan, Add the root and garlic mixture, and stir well. Turn off the stove and let it cool down. Keep applying on the tumor and swelling areas, it will heal quickly. Now simple medicine and solution for blood Hemorrhoids. Take one tablespoon of roasted black sesame seeds and mix it with Sida cordifolia powder and ghee and eat it twice a day to get a solution to the blood Hemorrhoids problem.

Ointment for applying to head bath:

Put 400 grams of Sida cordifolia root powder in 3 liters of water and boil it till it becomes ¾ liter. Grind 20 grams of dry ginger, black pepper, cardamom, and cuscus grass along with 1 liter of sesame oil and add it to the boiled water and allow to boil a little more. This should be rubbed twice a week on the scalp before the bath.