Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Adhatoda vasica - Vasa - ആടലോടകം

Botanical Name :                             
Adhatoda vasica Nees.
Justicia adhatoda

Family : 
Acanthaceae

Vernacular Names :
Malayalam : Aadalodakam - ആടലോടകം
English : Malabar nut
Sanskrit : Vasa, Vaasaka, Vrishaka, Simhaasyam, Vamsha, Vishnnu, Vaaji dhantha, 
                 Aada roosha,  Sinhapuri
Hindhi : Adoosa,  Arusha, Rus, Bansa 
Bangali : Baakasa, Adulsa
Tamil : Aada thodai
Gujarathi : Adulso, Aduraspee, Bansa 
Kannada : Adusogae
Marathi : Adulsa, Adusa
Persian : Bansa
Punjabi : Bhekkar
Telugu : Adamkabu, Adampaka, Addasaram
                                                       
Plant Description:                               
Adhatoda vasica is a small evergreen plant with broad, lanceolate leaves measuring 10 to 16 centimeters in length and 5 centimeters wide. 
They become greenish-brown when dried and have a bitter taste. They have a smell similar to strong tea. 
The wood of the stem is soft, and makes a great charcoal for gunpowder. The flower has large, attractive, white petals, streaked with purple on the lower lip. The fruit is a small capsule with 4 seeds. 

Chemical Composition : 
Several alkaloids are present in the leaves. 
The major bioactive chemical constituents of Adhatoda vasica are the alkaloids like Vasicine, Vasicinone, Vasicinol, Vasicol, Vasicinolone, Vasicinine and adhatodine etc.             
                                             

Rasaadhi Gunaas :
Rasa : Thiktham, Kashayam            
Guna : Lakhu, Rooksham
Veeryam : Sheetham
Vipakam : Katu                 
                   
                                
Useful Parts :
Leaves 
Roots 
Flowers 
Stem Bark

Indications :
01. Shwasa hara - Useful in Respiratory discomfort specially asthematic conditions 
02. Kasa hara - Useful in acute as well as cough 
03. Chardi hara - Alleviates nauseatic conditions 
04. Swarya - Improves voice 
05. Hrudya - Cardiac tonic 
06. Thrit hrit - Alleviates excessive thirst 
07. Kushta hara - Useful in all types of skin diseases 
08. Kshayapaha - Useful in emaciation, undernutrition and all similar conditions 
09. Raktapittahara - Useful in bleeding tendencies. 
10. Oxytocic - an agent that stimulates contraction of the uterine muscle, facilitating 
       or speeding up childbirth 

Precautions : 
Contraindicated in pregnancy except at during the birthing process.

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2 comments:

  1. ആടലോടകത്തെക്കുറിച്ചുള്ള പോസ്റ്റും നന്നായി..മലയാളത്തില്‍ എഴുതുവാനായി ഗൂഗിളിന്‍റെ ime മലയാളം ഓഫ് ലൈന്‍ മതിയല്ലോ..മംഗ്ലീഷ് ആയി ടൈപ്പ് ചെയ്യുകയും ആകാമല്ലോ

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