Ayurvedic medicinal Plants

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Valiya adalotakam - Adhatoda vasica

Valiya adalotakam - Adhatoda vasica

Properties of Valiya adalotakam

Botanical name Adhatoda vasica Nees.
Family Acanthaceae
Sanskrit Synonyms Brihat vasa, Brihat vasaka, Vrisha, Vrishaka, Simhasya,
Ayurvedic Medicinal Properties
Rasa Tikta, Kashaya
Guna Lakhu, Rooksha
Virya Seeta
Name of the herb in other languages
English Malabar nut
Hindi Adusa, Arusa
Malayalam Valiya adalotakam, Peradalotakam.

Description of the Plant

A large shrub grows crowded along waste land, roadsides etc. Leaves simple, opposite, ovate-lanceolate, acute or acuminate and shiny. Flowers arise from axillary condensed spikes, white; fruits capsules.

Medicinal Properties of the Plant as per Ayurveda

Plant pacifies vitiated pitta, kapha, cough, bronchitis, asthma, inflammation, hemorrhage, hemorrhoids, diseases of eyes, and bleeding diarrhea. In medicinal value it is less effective than vasa (Adhatoda beddomei)

Useful parts of the herb

Whole plant.

Valiya adalotakam - Adhatoda vasica

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