Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Vasa Herb: Medicinal Herb (with Pictures)

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Vasa or Justicia gendarussa  is reputed for its beneficial effects in Respiratory disorders like cough, cold, bronchitis, throat infections, pulmonary infections and allergic disorders like bronchial asthma. It is assumed to possess greater medicinal value to yellow vasa plant or adhatoda vasica.

Find the herb pictures of Vasa or Justicia gendarussa.

Habitat:

This ayurvedic herb is commonly found in India up to 4000 feet altitude from sea level.

The Different Species:

This ayurvedic herb 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 variety that is discussed by the name of yellow or white Vasa in Ayurveda is Adhatoda vasica.

The Plant:

This is a bush with 4 to 8 feet height.

Leaves:

Leaves are 3 to 7 inch long, hairy, malodorous, oval and narrow at both ends. The petiole is one inch long.

THE HERB PICTURE OF BLACK VASA OR JUSTICIA GENDARUSSA OR BLACK MALABAR NUT

THE HERB PICTURE OF BLACK VASA OR JUSTICIA GENDARUSSA OR BLACK MALABAR NUT

THE HERB PICTURES OF LEAVES OF BLACK VASA OR JUSTICIA GENDARUSSA OR MALABAR NUT

THE HERB PICTURES OF LEAVES OF BLACK VASA OR JUSTICIA GENDARUSSA OR MALABAR NUT

Arjun
As a native Indian and an Ayurvedic holistic healer, Arjun writes in the lane of herbal healing and home remedies. Certification: BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery With Modern Medicine).

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