Latin Name

Adhathoda vasica

English Name

Malabar nut

Sanskrit Name


Part Used

Root, Leaves and Flowers
(मूल, पत्र, पुष्प)

Effect on Dosha

Pacifies Kapha and Pitta

Properties and Uses

It is an effective mucolytic and bronchodilator therefore used to relieve bouts of cough and attacks of asthma. It helps to expel the accumulated mucus and relieves breathlessness by dilating bronchioles. It contracts small blood vessels and capillaries therefore used in the treatment of haemoptysis, haematesis and epistaxis. External application with leaves is used in joint pain and swelling.

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