Malabar nut – This ayurvedic herb is reputed for its beneficial effects in Respiratory disorders like cough, cold, bronchitis, throat infections, pulmonary infections and allergic disorders like bronchial asthma.
Find the herb pictures of Vasa or Adhatoda vasica.
This ayurvedic herb is commonly found in India up to 4000 feet altitude from sea level.
Another plant is famous by the name of Black Vasa, particularly in Bengal region. The latin name of black malabar nut is Justicia gendarussa Linn. f. Another plant with similar features is found in Kerala and its latin name is Adhatoda beddomei Clarke.
The Plant Of Malabar Nut:
This is a bush with 4 to 8 feet height.
Leaves are 3 to 7 inch long, hairy, malodorous, oval and narrow at both ends. The petiole is one inch long.
It is yellowish white in color and 1 to 3 inch long. Flowering period is from February to March.
The Legume Or Pod:
It is one inch long and hairy. There are four seeds that are smooth, nodular and with constrictions.
THE BUSH OF YELLOW OR WHITE VASA OR MALABAR NUT OR ADHATODA VASICA
THE LEAVES AND FLOWERS OF MALABAR NUT OR VASA OR ADHATODA VASICA
THE FLOWERS AND LEAVES OF ADHATODA VASICA OR MALABAR NUT OR VASA