vaasaak, vaasaa, Adosa, Malabar Nut,


Sanskrit: Vásáka, Vásá

vaasaak, vaasaa

Hindi: Adosa

English: Malabar Nut

Latin: Adhatoda vasika Nees. (or Adenanthera vasika)

Part Used: Leaves, roots, flowers, bark

Habitat: A bush growing throughout India, espe- cially the lower Himalayan ranges

Energetics: Bitter/astringent-cold-pungent PK V+ Tissues: Plasma, blood

Systems: Respiratory, circulatory, nervous, elimi- nation

Action: Expectorant, diuretic, antispasmodic, al- terative

Uses: The main respiratory herb: asthma (bronchodilator), bronchitis, bronchial asthma, cough, voice, thirst, TB; a main herb for bleeding disorders, bleeding gums; vomiting, dysentery, diarrhea, hepatitis, wasting, rheumatic and general pain, swelling, urinary disorders, diabetes; neuralgia, skin disorders, fever, epilepsy, hysteria, insanity; repellent for fleas, mosquitoes, centipedes, flies and other insects; Kapha disorders, flu.

Preparation: Infusion, extract, decoction, poultice, powder, cigarette


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