Request PDF on ResearchGate | On Jan 1, , A.K. Gangwar and others published Medicinal uses and pharmacological activity of Adhatoda vasica. Ethnomedicinal uses. All the parts of Adhatoda vasica has been used for their curative effects from ancient times (Atal, ). It has. been used. The present survey of this plant reveals that Adhatoda vasica Nees belonging to family Acanthaceae, commonly known as Adosa, is found many regions of India.

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Mwdicinal or Adhatoda vasica or Malabar nut is an important Ayurvedic medicinal herb. The entire parts of the plant from root to leaves are used to treat many ailments.

It is the leaves, which are of great importance. The plant is effective in treating of asthma, bronchitis, tuberculosis and other disorders.

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Uses of Adhatoda vasica (L.) Nees | National Innovation Foundation-India

It is used as expectorant, antispasmodic, anthelmintic, antiseptic and bronchodilator. Vasaka is a very important medicinal herb where leaf, root, flower and whole plant is used for many drug formulations.

Vasaka is a tall, much-branched, dense, evergreen shrub, with large, lance-shaped leaves. Flowers in dense, short spikes; stalks of the spikes shorter than leaves. Leaf-like uxes called bracts, present on the spikes; these are conspicuously veined.

The plant is native of India, occurs throughout the plains and in the lower regions of Himalaya. It is used for many medicinal uses as well as health benefits.

The drug Vasaka comprises the fresh or dried leaves of the plant. Leaves contain an alkaloid vasicine, and an essential oil. The chief use of Vasaka is as an expectorant; it is given in the form of juice, syrup mediclnal decoction. It softens the thick sputum, facilitates its coming out and thus brings about quick relief in bronchitis.

Vasaka (Malabar nut) Medicinal Uses, Benefits and Side Effects

The expectorant activity is due to stimulation of bronchial glands. The leaves of Vasaka contain phyto-chemicals such as alkaloids, tannins, saponins, phenolics and flavonoids. Leaves contain vasicine, a quinazoline alkaloid and an essential oil. An amazing blog showing how powerful Ayurveda is. Treatment for curing several above mentioned deadly diseases have been discovered recently but had its treatment in Ayurveda from a long time in form of herbs and fruits.


One such herb is Vasaka very important herb for the treatment of bronchitis and tuberculosis. I read in class 11 yses I have got a biology project based on medicinal plants….

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