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Vasa — Medicinal Uses and benefits

Vasa represent a class of herbal drug with very strong conceptual or traditional base as well as a strong experimental base for its use.

 


Botanical Name – Adhathoda vasica
Family Name — Acantaceae

Common Name —

  • English – Malabar nut; Vasaka
  • Kannada – Adusoage
  • Marathi – Adulsa
  • Hindi – Adulsa

Medicinal Uses –

  • In cough – Juice of Vasa is advised.
  • In Malarial fever – Root bark of Vasa juice
  • In ear infections – Powdered herb of this drug mixed with half teaspoon of sesame oil
  • In rheumatic pain – Boiled leaves are used.
  • In urinary tract infections – Take the leaves of Vasa and boil it and drink the mixture.
  • In rheumatoid Arthritis – Leaves are made into a paste and applied.

How to consume the herb –-

  • Leaf Juice – 10 -20ml
  • Root decoction – 40 –80ml
  • Flower Juice – 10 –20ml
  • Leaf dry powder – 1 –3 grams, once or twice a day.
  • Putapaka Swarasa – 24 – 48ml, once or twice a day

 

The medicines which have Vasa as their ingredients –

  • Vasavaleha
  • Vasa Ghrita