Vasa

 Vasa is a small shrub that grows through out India. The herb  alleviate many diseases and restores health, hence the name given. The herb is commonly known as Malabar nut and have many therapeutic uses. The best Ayurvedic doctor Varun of Ayurvedatarian uses the herb Vasa for the treatment diseases caused by the vitiation of Pitta Kapha doshas as the herb is Pitta Kapha alleviating in it’s action. Vasa is used to treat numerous diseases including Cough , Fever, Asthma etc. Nowadays it is also used as an expectorant , bronchodilator and abortificient agent as it contains Phytoconstituents like quinazoline, vasicine , adhatodine etc.


General aspects and geography

Botanical name : Adhatoda vasica         

Family :  Acanthaceae 

Habitat: Through out India 


Parts used

  • Leaves


Classical categorization based on Ayurveda textbooks

Charaka Samhita – not mentioned 

Susruta Samhita – not mentioned 


Pharmacological action

  • Abortificient 
  • Bronchodilator 
  • Expectorant 

 


Medicinal property according to Ayurveda


  • Kasahara (alleviate cough )
  • Jwarahara (Antipyretic )
  • Chardighna (Antiemetic )




Therapeutic indications

  • Cough (Kasa)- Cold infusion of Vasa is beneficial in alleviating Cough
  • Fever (Jwara)- Juice of vasa is taken with honey to alleviate Fever.

Dosage

Powder (Churna) – 3 g

Juice (Swarasa)-  5-15 ml

Decoction (Kwatha ) – 40 ml

Tablet - 2 tablets twice daily or as per the advice of the Ayurveda doctor 

Note: Ayurveda medications must be taken only after consulting an Ayurveda doctor. 


Formulations 

  • Vasarishta
  • Vasa ghrtha
  • Vasa kwatha


Morphology :

A perennial under shrub with herbaceous stem. Leaves are lanceolate . Flowers are whitish. Fruits are capsule . Inflorescence is racemose.


Vernacular names of Vasa


English – Malabar nut

Hindi- Adosa 

Malayalam – Adalodakam

Sanskrit – Vasa 



Synonyms 


  • Matha
  • Vrusha
  • Atarusha




Rasapanchaka 


Rasa-  Kashaya (Astringent ) Tikta (Bitter )

Guna-  Laghu (light)

Vipaka- Katu (Acrid)

Virya-  Sita (cold)

वासकोवातकृत्स्वर्यःकफपित्तास्त्रनाशनः

तिक्तास्तुवरकोहृद्य:लघुशीततृडर्तिहृत् ।।

(Bhavaprakasa Nighantu -Guducyadi varga-shloka 89)

  


   Vasa is Pitta Kapha alleviating because of it’s properties like Cold potency and Light nature . The herb is used to alleviate diseases caused by Pitta and Kapha doshas like Cough and Asthma etc. Ayurvedatarian lead by the best Ayurvedic Doctor in the World Dr.Varun, is currently conducting various researches based on ancient Ayurvedic textbooks, involving Vasa for preparing various combinations of medicines to alleviate conditions involving vitiation of Kapha and Pitta. Ayurvedatarian now marketing Vasahale product to alleviate Cough. Reach Ayurvedatarian for better health management.












Frequently asked Questions


1)What are the uses of Vasa Juice ?

   Used in Cough.

2)What is the scientific name of Vasa ?

Botanical name of Vasa is Adhatoda vasica          


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