Health Benefits of Stubborn Grass (Sida Acuta)

Every plant that exists including Stubborn Grass (Sida Acuta) has it’s own advantages and disadvantages.

Although we see most of them as weeds and grasses, some of them also possess amazing health benefits that some of us may not even be aware of.

Today, we are going to be looking at the health benefits of a popular grass known as “The stubborn grass”.

Botanical name: Sida Acuta

Sida acuta (Stubborn Grass), is regarded as astringent, tonic and useful in treating urinary diseases and blood disorders, bile, liver and as treatment for nervous diseases.

Sida acuta, the common wireweed, is a species of flowering plant in the mallow family, Malvaceae. It is believed to have originated in Central America, but today has a pantropical distribution and is considered a weed in some areas

Description of Stubborn Grass (Sida Acuta)

Plant– Undershrub, with mucilaginous juice, aerial, erect, cylindrical, branched, solid, green.

Leaves– Alternate, simple, lanceolate to linear, rarely ovate to oblong, obtuse at the base, acute at the apex, coarsely and remotely serrate; petiole much shorter than the blade; stipulate, stipules free-lateral, unequally paired at the node, reticulate venation.

Inflorescence– Cymose

Flower– Small, axillary, 2-3 in a cluster; pedicels jointed at the middle, epicalyx absent, complete,

bisexual, regular, actinomorphic, hypogynus, pentamerous, yellow.

Calyx- Sepals 5, gamosepalous, campanulate, slightly accrescent, persistent, valvate.

Corolla– Petals 5, polypetalous but slightly connate below and jointed with the staminal column,twisted.

Androecium– Stamens many,monadelphous, arranged on the staminal column; staminal column is shorter than the petals,divided above into numerous filaments, anthers monothecus, reniform, basifixed, filament short, extrorse.

Gynoecium– Carples 5, syncarpous, ovary superior,penta or multilocular with axile placentation, one ovule in each locule; style 1, passing through the staminal tube; stigma globular,correspond to the number of carples.

Fruit– A schizocarpic mericarp, seed 1 in each mericarp.

Health Benefits of Stubborn Grass (Sida Acuta)

Classification and Identification(Bentham and Hooker’s system)-

Class– Dicotyledonae

I) Reticulate venation.

II) Flower pentamerous.

Sub Class– Polypetalae

I) Petals free.

Series– Thalamiflorae.

I) Flower hypogynus; ovary superior.

Order– Malvales

I) Stamens indefinite, monadelphous.

II) Ovary 5 carpellary, placentation axile.

Family– Malvaceae

I) Plant- mucilaginous.

II) Leaves- Simple with free lateral stipule.

III) Flower- Bisexual,; petals 5, twisted; monadelphous stamen, anther one celled, reniformed.


I) Staminal column without teeth at apex.

II) Flowers without epicalyx.

III) Ovule 1 in each locule; seed 1 in each mericarp.


I) Leaf base obtuse, apex acute.

Vernacular name[6]

Sanskrit– Bala; Bengali– Kureta/ Berela[7](in Tripura) ; Hindi– Kareta/ Kharenti ; Oriya– Siobala ; Gujrati– Bala/ Jangli menthi ; Marathi– Chikana ; Malayalam– Malatanni ; Tamil– Malaidangi ; Telegu– Nelabenda ; Kannada– Vishakaddi ; Sinhala– Gasbevila ; Burmese– Katsayna ; Yoruba-Ìsékètu. Floral formul of Sida acota- Br,+,K⁵,C⁵^,A_,G(⁵)

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For bacteria in the body system,severe waist pain, ankle pain,lower abdominal pain during menses, hormonal imbalance,irregular menses,watery sperm and quick ejaculation.

This dreaded disease refer as rheumatoid arthritis which normally develop symptoms like; deformation, joint pain, swollen ankle, and general inflammation of body.

In fact doctors and scientists have not figured out the real cause of this disease, but it is believe to be caused by polluted environment, smoking, life style, and genetic factors though our body normally form antibodies that fight virus and diseases.

It is a specialist in decreasing life expectancy, which have left many on the wheelchair and cause some people to look older and subjected to early death.

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Today in Africa, a lot of people who often experience deformation and have their swollen ankle left with punch-hole, often keep malice with their suspected family members and neighbors as an architect to their problem, due to ignorant and mental slavery.

Here is a wonderful plant that God has deposited to help us in perfect treatment of this dreaded disease, but it required to work only if you reserve the rule and perfect preparation.

This plant is to be harvest early morning hour of 6:00 am dot before before the sunset, if not it won’t perform, and must be kept in cool in cool or wet place if you aren’t ready for immediate preparation.

Get 2 big balls of white onions ready, harvest three handful of this plant and wash it with water and salt.

Then cut in pieces and pour 4 liters of fresh water in a pot, cut the two balls of white onions and spray it on the top.

Boil it for maximum of 15 minute and filter the water for your healing. drink a glass for morning and night to testify of goodness of God!

For General Weakness:

Boil only the leaf and drink one glassful thrice daily kidney problem: fill a medium size pot with the root and water. Bring to boil. Half glass twice daily

Insomnia: Add almond and bamboo leaves to Stubborn Grass (Sida Acuta) leaf with it. Bring to boil one glass full twice daily.

Read Also: List of 23 Healing Herbs in the Bible

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6 thoughts on “Health Benefits of Stubborn Grass (Sida Acuta)

    • June 9, 2022 at 6:22 am

      i need this plants and how it works

  • August 27, 2021 at 2:23 am

    Please Sir/Ma, Does stubborn grass has age limite? An age you will get and it will not be for you again? And also how long can someone take it as your body does? And also can someone who is free from all the sickness mentions also take it? Thanks and More Grace.

  • June 4, 2022 at 4:07 pm

    Thanks alot for this informative articles…. I will try it and tell you the results….God bless you

    • June 4, 2022 at 5:26 pm

      That’s great and I’m glad you find the article useful!

  • June 11, 2022 at 5:57 pm

    Please how can I use this sida Acuta to prevent these premature ejaculation


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