Vasaka is a very important medicinal herb where leaf, root, flower and whole plant is used for many drug formulations. Vasaka is a tall, much-branched, dense, evergreen shrub, with large, lance-shaped leaves. Flowers in dense, short spikes; stalks of the spikes shorter than leaves. Leaf-like structures called bracts, present on the spikes; these are conspicuously veined. The plant is native of India, occurs throughout the plains and in the lower regions of Himalaya. It is used for many medicinal uses as well as health benefits.
|OTHER NAME||:||Vasaka, Malabar nut, Adulsa,Vasa,|
|BOTANICAL NAME||:||Adhatoda vasica|
|PART USED||:||Leaf/ Whole Plant|
The leaves of Vasaka contain phyto-chemicals such as alkaloids, tannins, saponins, phenolics and flavonoids. Leaves contain vasicine, a quinazoline alkaloid and an essential oil. It also have other chemicals such as Luteolin, Tritriacontane, B- Sitosterol, Kaempferol, 3- Sophoroside, Adhatodic acid, q- Hydroxyvasicinine, Vit –C, vasicol. Vasicinol, Vaicinolone, Adhatodine, Adhavasinone, Anisotine, Carotene, Vasakin, Vasicinone, Vascicolone, Vasicolinone and many more.
Adhatoda vasica plant used for a cough, Asthma, Breathing trouble, nasal congestion, allergic condition, upper respiratory infection, Excessive uterine bleeding.