Product review for A User’s Guide to Sida acuta, Sida cordifolia, and Sida rhombifolia:: How to Grow, Harvest, and Make Medicinals from the World’s Best Herbal … Superior Fiber, Grow Them with Your Tomatoes
The Many Healing Powers of Sida
This book is written to be an easy read that tells you how to grow Sidas, how to harvest them, and how to make simple medicinals from them. My growing experience is with Sida acuta, but the growing conditions and requirements for Sida cordifolia and Sida rhombifolia are quite similar. This small book is based upon a much larger, seminal book I have published
Here’s how simple it can be. Even apartment dwellers with a porch, or any space at all, can grow a bunch of Sidas in a planter, harvest the plant, drown it for a few months in some vodka, and have some potent medicine for when they really need it.
Sidas are not the only solution to our health problems, but they are absolutely the best (and easiest) first step you can make for home-based health. Sidas can protect you against many (if not most) disabling conditions and diseases. Hundreds of millions of people over thousands of years can’t be all that wrong. If you already take herbs this will go right to the front of your herb cabinet.
This small book is based on a larger reference book I wrote on the genus Sida: Sida acuta, Sida cordifolia, Sida rhombifolia, Etc.: Everything Science and Tradition Knows About the World’s Best Herbal Antibiotics, Used by Millions of People Every Day, Top Ayurvedic Herbs, Protein-Rich Survival Plants, Superior Fiber, Grow Them with Your Tomatoes
This “big book” comprises all of the peer-review research on Sidas from around the world, as well as traditional uses for a wide array of health benefits, including Ayurvedic medicine. It is fully referenced.
Sida Is A Powerful Herbal Antibiotic, Antifungal, etc.
Sidas are consumed by millions of people every day all over the world for their health, and people have been healing themselves with Sidas for thousands of years.
Sidas control or kill 27 pathogenic bacteria, including many resistant strains, including MRSA.
Sidas have shown excellent effect against malaria and other parasites.
Sidas have tested well against 16 different pathogenic fungi, including 15 strains of candida.
Sidas protect your liver, kidney & brain (and more). They are blood cleansing and help to balance your fats/lipids. They are adaptogenic, tonic, aphrodisiac, beneficial to digestion, and much more. This book lists 160 ways that Sida can benefit you!
At least 10 Sidas are top Ayurvedic herbs, including the famous Bala. Several Sidas are Rasayana rejuvenating tonics as well.
Sidas are outstanding fiber crops -they compare to jute. Great brooms.
Sida acuta can be grown in temperate climates as an annual. I grow it in Zone 8 outdoors. If you can grow tomatoes, you can probably grow Sida.
Why have you never heard of Sida before? That is a good question. The genus Sida is not in any Western herbals, but is well-known and esteemed in all tropical countries, especially India. Everyone assumed that since it was a tropical plant it was confined to greenhouses.
My "great discoveries" are that Sidas can be grown in most temperate climates as an annual, and Sidas are fully medicinal when grown as an annual. This puts the world's most powerful herbal anti-pathogen (antibiotic, anti-fungal, anti-cancer, anti-malarial, etc.) right in your backyard!
Sidas are weeds, and as such are very easy to grow. It is easy to make Sida plants into potent medicine, and this pamphlet tells you how. Sidas are non-toxic, do not interfere with pharmaceuticals, and have no significant side-effects.
For naturally grown Sida seed, and further information on Sida, go to my website (bbruneau.com).