Accession Number: pdtdbp00014

Details of the Plant

Plant Name : Adhatoda
Alternative Names : Malabar nut tree, Adhatoda zeylanica, Arusha, Bakash justicia adhatoda, Vasaka, Vasa, ஆடாத்தொடை
Scientific Name : Adhatoda vasica
Medicinal Parts : Leaf, Root
Plant Category : Herb
2° Metabolites (20/43) :
3-α-Hydroxy-D-Friedoolean, a-Amyrin, Adhatodine, Adhatonine, Anisotine, Apigenin, Arachidic acid, Arachidonic acid, Ascorbic acid, Astragalin, Behenic acid, Betaine, β-Carotene, β-Sitosterol, β-Sitosterol-β-D-glucoside, Cerotic acid, Decane, Deoxyvasicinone, Epitaraxerol, Hydroxyalkanes, Hydroxyhexatetracont, Isovitexin, Kaempferol, Ketone, Lignoceric acid, Lilolenic, Linoleic acid, Lyoniside, Oaucosterol, Oleic acid, Palmitic acid, Peganidine, Quercetin, Scopolamine, Scopoline, Vasicine, Vasicinol, Vasicinolone, Vasicinone, Vasicol, Vasicoline, Vasicolinone, Vitexin
Phytochemical IDs : pdtdbl00104, pdtdbl00105, pdtdbl00021, pdtdbl00110, pdtdbl00016, pdtdbl00106, pdtdbl00035, pdtdbl00027, pdtdbl00109, pdtdbl00107, pdtdbl00063, pdtdbl00034, pdtdbl00033, pdtdbl00022, pdtdbl00101, pdtdbl00038, pdtdbl00103, pdtdbl00102, pdtdbl00108
Plant Description :

Adhatoda is traditionally used to treat cough, asthma, bronchitis and colds, but has also been used to treat fever, dysentery, diarrhoea, jaundice, to stimulate the birthing process and aid healing afterwards, tuberculosis, headache, and as an antispasmodic. It has also been used as an abortifacient in some Indian villages.

Topical application of leaves that have been warmed on the fire is used in the treatment of joint pain, lumber pain and sprains. The powder is reported to be used as a poultice on rheumatic joints, as a counterirritant for inflammatory swelling, on fresh wounds, and in urticaria and neuralgia.

Plant Keywords : Adhatoda, Adhatoda vasica, Malabar nut tree, Adhatoda zeylanica, Arusha, Bakash justicia adhatoda, Vasaka, Vasa, ஆடாத்தொடை
Plant References :
  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justicia_adhatoda
  2. http://www.alwaysayurveda.com/adhatoda-vasica/
Adhatoda

Click the image to enlarge