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Is Sida cordifolia legal in the UK?

Is Sida cordifolia legal in the UK?

Sida cordifolia is not listed under the Misuse of Drugs Act, and is therefore legal to sell and possess.

How much ephedrine is in Sida cordifolia?

Ephedrine content of whole plant is 0.085 %. The seeds contain 0.32% of alkaloid. A study reported 0.112% of ephedrine in whole plant of Sida cordifolia (Khatoon, Srivastava, Rawat and Mehrotra 2005). The seeds contain more alkaloids that that is found in the stems, roots or leaves.

What is Sida cordifolia used for?

Despite serious safety concerns, Sida cordifolia is used to treat asthma, tuberculosis, the common cold, flu, headaches, nasal congestion, cough and wheezing, urinary tract infections, sore mouth, and fluid retention (edema).

Does bala contain ephedrine?

Abstract. Bala is important medicinal plant of Ayurvedic system of medicine. Previous works have reported presence of ephedrine in Bala although it has not been reported in other varieties of Bala. are exclusively used in Ayurvedic composite formulations.

Is it illegal to buy ephedrine UK?

It is illegal to sell or supply any product that contains more than 720 mg pseudoephedrine or 180 mg ephedrine without a prescription.

Is mugwort illegal in UK?

Mugwort Oil. [2] This means all parts of the plant and its extracts are legal to cultivate, buy, possess, and distribute (sell, trade or give) without a license or prescription. It is a native plant but is confined to the breckland heaths of East Anglia.

Is Kurunthotti a medicinal plant?

Scientific benefits of Kurunthotti / Bala: The plant has analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. It works on the central nervous system and provides relief from anxiety. It is useful in rheumatism, nervous disorders and general debility.

What is the English name of Mukkutti?

Biophytum sensitivum
Family: Oxalidaceae
Genus: Biophytum
Species: B. sensitivum
Binomial name

What are the benefits of Bala?

Bala helps to control the symptoms of respiratory system problems like cough and cold. This is because it helps to balance Kapha and expel out the mucus from the lungs. It also helps to increase immunity due to its Rasayana (rejuvenating) property.

What is Bala BEEJ?

Sida cordifolia is commonly known as bala, it is a common weed that grows along wastelands and roadsides and is native to India. Bala is found throughout tropical and sub-tropical regions of India and Sri Lanka.

When was ephedrine banned UK?

On its UK launch in 2006, it was prescribed to one in every ten obese patients. However, two years later it was banned because of side-effects which can include suicidal thoughts. ‘It made me feel awful,’ says Helen. ‘I had headaches and heard a constant whooshing noise.