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
Classical categorization based on Ayurveda textbooks
Charaka Samhita – not mentioned
Susruta Samhita – not mentioned
Medicinal property according to Ayurveda
- Kasahara (alleviate cough )
- Jwarahara (Antipyretic )
- Chardighna (Antiemetic )
- Cough (Kasa)- Cold infusion of Vasa is beneficial in alleviating Cough
- Fever (Jwara)- Juice of vasa is taken with honey to alleviate Fever.
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.
- Vasa ghrtha
- Vasa kwatha
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
Malayalam – Adalodakam
Sanskrit – Vasa
Rasa- Kashaya (Astringent ) Tikta (Bitter )
Guna- Laghu (light)
Vipaka- Katu (Acrid)
Virya- Sita (cold)
(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