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Adathoda: Pacify the Cough, Purge the Phlegm and fight the Flu.

This evergreen herb will come to your aid during the flu season. Its antiviral properties will help fight viruses, its immunomodulatory properties will help build your immune system to ward of the infection and its expectorant properties will help purge the infectious organism and accelerate healing.

Can be used for : Primarily used for respiratory conditions such as Asthma, Wheezing, Cough, Colds, Bronchitis and infections of the respiratory tract like TB.

Can also be used for treating- Diabetes, Rheumatic pains, For Hypertension (Lowers BP), Diarrhoea, Dysentery, Vomiting, Helps heal spasms (Antispasmodic), Ulcers and Gastrointestinal bleeding, Heals wounds, Anti-bacterial, Anti-fungal, Anti-cancer, Anthelmintic, Anti-inflammatory, Helps heal underactive liver and issues with digesting fats by Stimulating release of bile, Jaundice, Painful urination, Leucoderma, Skin disorders. Stimulates uterine contractions similar to those induced by Oxytocin.

Disclaimer: For the untrained eye, many plants appear similar. Do not attempt to harvest and use herbs until and unless you are familiar with herb identification and usage.

If you want to use any of the herbs mentioned on these blogs, please do so under the guidance of a doctor or a holistic practitioner. You can also write to us at for usage information specific to your issue.

Scientific Name: Adathoda vasica | English: Malabar Nut | Sanskrit: Vasaka, Sinhaparani | Hindi: Adosa | Bengali: Bakas | Tamil: Adathoda | Marathi: Adulsa | Telugu: Adasaram | Kannada: Adusoge | Malayalam: Ataloetakam | Nepali: Asuro |

Traditional Uses:

1. Juice expressed from fresh leaves or a decoction prepared from dried leaves acts as an antitussive and is used to treat persistent cough.

2. A cough syrup prepared using fresh leaf juice or decoction helps treat all kinds of respiratory issues ranging from Asthma and Wheezing to Bronchitis and respiratory infections.

3. A skin cream made from the leaves of this plant helps treat inflammatory skin conditions like Eczema and Psoriasis.

4. Herbal cigarettes made with the leaves can be used to treat Asthma.


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