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Justicia Adhatoda - Sinhapuri

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Atarusa, simhasya, Justicia Adhatoda

Justicia Adhatoda plant is very useful in Indian Ayurveda. It is a medicinal plant native to asia , widely used in siddha medicine, ayurvedic, and homeopathy.

Uses

Asthma, Rheumatic pain, Snakebites, Excessive bleeding, Indigestion, Bleeding Gums, Cough, Phlegm, Sore throats

Parts Used

Leaves, Roots, Bark.

Chemical Composition

Contains volatile oils, flavonoids, apigenin, luteolin, quercetin, kaempferol, tiliroside, triterpene glycosides including euscapic acid and tormentic acid, phenolic acids, and 3%–21% tannins[1]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada Adusoge
Hindi Vasika
Malayalam Atalotakam
Tamil Adadorai, Arathorai
Telugu Adasaramu
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit Vasaka
English Malabar nut


Properties

Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.

Dravya

Rasa

Tikta (Bitter), Kashaya (Astringent)

Guna

Laghu (Light), Ruksha (Dry)

Veerya

Sheeta (cold)

Vipaka

Katu (Pungent)

Karma

Kapha, Pitta

Prabhava

Habit

Shrub

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature
Simple lanceolate Slightly acuminate, base tapering, petiolate, petioles 2-8 cm long, exstipulite

[2]

Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Unisexual 2-4cm long Yellow 5 It is dense short-pendunculate, bracteate with terminal spike

Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
simple 7–10 mm The fruit is a small capsule many {{{6}}}

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

Seeds, Cuttings.

How to plant/cultivate

Adathoda vasica N. is an evergreen shrub with unpleasant, foetid smell. The older stem is greyish green, warty and woody.[3]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Lower himalayas, Tropical areas, Moisture areas, Dry soils

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