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Medicinal plant Vasaka or Basak

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Adhatoda vasica or Malabar nut is an important Ayurvedic medicinal herb

Vasaka 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. Justicia adhatoda is used as medicine in Ayurveda, Siddha, Homeopathy, Unani and other ancient system of medicine. This product is endorsed by many doctors worldwide. It is used as expectorant, antispasmodic, anthelmintic, antiseptic and bronchodilator.

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 or decoction. It softens the thick sputum, facilitates its coming out and thus brings about quick relief in bronchitis. The expectorant activity is due to stimulation of bronchial glands.

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Adhatoda vasica makes for an important cough syrup cure

Justicia adhatoda or Adhatoda vasica is a commonly found wild growing shrub of north India, and is an important ingredient in various medicinal preparations including one for coughs.

Justicia adhatoda, commonly known in English as Malabar Nut, Adulsa, Adhatoda, Vasa, or Vasaka, is a medicinal plant native to Asia, widely used in Siddha Medicine, Ayurvedic and Unani systems of medicine.

The plant's range includes Sri Lanka, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Malaysia, and China, as well as Panama where it is thought to have been introduced.

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I shot this with my camera at Angkor near one of the temples. The plant seems to protect itself by folding its' leaves.
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