ADHATODA VASICA also Known as Malabar Nut
Adhatoda Vasica

Adhatoda Vasica

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Adhatoda Vasica
Leaves, roots, flowers and stem bark
The plant grows in plains & in lower himalayan ranges upto 1000 m above sea level
Wholeplant, Leaves
Malabar Nut


Medicinal Properties:Root Leaves and Flowers of Adusa are used in various Ayurvedic preparations. In Ayurveda Vasa is used mainly in the treatment of cough and other respiratory ailments. Crushed leaves are applied In Amavata, Skin disorders and Worms of the skin. Flowers are used in conditions as burning micturition. In Ayurvedic medicine it is used in Svas, Kasa and Yakshama as mucolytic agent for smooth expectoration to relieve congestion and dyspnoea. Modern researches have concluded that Vasa helps to dilate bronchioles thus ensures smooth expectoration and breathing.


Adhatoda Vasica was traditionally used by midwives at the time of delivery because of its uterotnoic activity. Due to its anti-implantation activity, adhatoda should not be used while pregnant.

Medicinal Part used: Leaves, roots, flowers and stem bark
Adhatoda vasica is commonly used for:
Blood Conditions
Bleeding due to idiopathic (unknown) thrombocytopenic (blood does not have enough platelets) purpura (excessive bruising)
Cardiovascular Conditions
Moderate hypotensive activity (lowers blood pressure)
Pulmonary diseases
Female Conditions
Assists uterine involution (rolling or turning inward)
Menorrhagia (excessive menstrual bleeding)
Postpartum (after childbirth) hemorrhage
Uterine stimulant activity
Gastrointestinal Conditions
Local bleeding due to peptic ulcer and/or piles (hemorrhoids)
Respiratory Tract Conditions
Acute and chronic bronchitis often combined with the herbs Licorice and Marshmallow for soothing the respiratory tract
Allergic asthma, often combined with the herbs Albizia, Baical Skullcap, Eyebright and Tylophora
Antihistamine effects (the leaves may be dried and smoked to relieve asthma)
Broncho-dilation effects
Obstructive airway disease (chronic) often combined with the herbs Polygala, Grindelia, Euphorbia and Elecampane
Phthisis (wasting of the body as in tuberculosis)
Relieves cough and breathlessness
Other Conditions
Bleeding gums (applied locally)
Gives relief in pyorrhoea, a gum disease (applied locally)
Intermittent fever
Tuberculosis (all strains of inhibited by the essential oil)
Typhus fever