Malabar nut tree

Adhatoda is a tall shrubs, up to 2.5 mtr. high; younger parts tomentose. Leaves are opposite, elliptic or elliptic-lanceolate, accuminate, obtuse or acute at base, entire, up to 18 cm long; petiole 1.5 – 2.5 cm. long; secondary veins 10 – 13 pairs; tomentose when young, glabrous afterwards.

It is an expectorant and in asthma is antispasmodic.

Latine name:

Adhatoda vasica

Tibet name:


Parts used:

Twig, leaf, flower and seed

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