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Medicinal properties of vasa -ചിറ്റാടലോടകം - Adhatoda beddomei C.B.Clarke., Justicia beddomei (Clarke) Bennet.

vasa -ചിറ്റാടലോടകം - Adhatoda beddomei C.B.Clarke., Justicia beddomei (Clarke) Bennet. - Acanthaceae

vasa -ചിറ്റാടലോടകം:

vasa - chittadalodakam: Justicia beddomei - A large shrub or small tree grows up to 3-4 meters in height. Leaves simple, opposite, ovate-lanceolate, acute or acuminate and shiny. Flowers arises from axillary condensed spikes, white; fruits capsules. 

Taxonomical Classification

Family: Acanthaceae


VERNACULAR NAMES

English: Malabar nut
Hindi: Adusa, Arusa
Malayalam: Adalotakam, Chittadalatokam

Synonyms

Synonyms in Ayurveda: vasha, Vasa, Vasaka, Vrisha, Vrishaka, Simhasya, Vishnu, Vajidanta, Adaroosha

Rasa: Kashaya Tikta
Guna: Laghu Ruksha
Veerya: Sheetha
Vipaka: Katu


Parts used for medicinal purpose

Whole plant, ,


Morphology:

A large shrub or small tree grows up to 3-4 meters in height. Leaves simple, opposite, ovate-lanceolate, acute or acuminate and shiny. Flowers arises from axillary condensed spikes, white; fruits capsules. 

Geographical distribution:

In southern parts of India, especially in Kerala. 

Therapeutic Uses:

Plant pacifies vitiated pitta, kapha, cough, bronchitis, asthma, inflammation, hemorrhage, hemorrhoids, diseases of eyes, and bleeding diarrhea.

KEY WORDS: vasha, vasa, ചിറ്റാടലോടകം

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