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Vasaka, Adusa, Justicia Adhatoda - Plant

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Justicia adhatoda, commonly known in English as Malabar nut, adulsa, adhatoda, vasa, or vasaka, is a medicinal plant native to Asia, widely used in Siddha Medicine, Ayurvedic, homoeopathy and Unani systems of medicine.
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Vasaka, Adusa, Justicia Adhatoda Plant

Description for Vasaka, Adusa, Justicia Adhatoda

Plant height: 14 - 22 inches
Plant spread: 4 - 6 inches

Malabar nut is a small evergreen, the sub-herbaceous bush which grows commonly in open plains, especially in the lower Himalayas. It is is an erect, shrub with few branches to many branches. The Leaves are 10 to 16 cms in length, minutely hairy and broadly lanceolate. A herbal plant which requires very little watering and is an extremely hardy plant is Malabar nut.

Common name(s): Malabar nut, adulsa, adhatoda, vasa, vasaka
Flower colours: White
Bloom time: February-March
Max reachable height: Up to 14 feet
Difficulty to grow: Easy to grow

Planting and care

It requires a tropical or sub-tropical climate and is damaged to some extent by frost in winter. Prefers a sunny position, tolerating light shade. This plant is propagated through seeds or vegetative cuttings.

Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: well-drained soil
Water: Medium
Temperature: Full to partial sunlight
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Vasaka

  • Water a plant when the soil feels dry to touch. Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering for the winter & rainy season.
  • Try to water the plants in the morning around 8-10am.
  • You should remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and throw in the garbage collector.
  • You should prune and fertilize a plant mostly in the spring season.
  • When a plant grows beyond its limit and pot size not providing enough space for the spread of roots, re-pot with fresh soil and some fertilizer.
  • While re-potting, try not to disturb the roots. Avoid any drastic change in the provided environment otherwise, the plants may get stress/shock.

Harvesting

The young tender shoots are harvested.

Typical uses of Vasaka

Special features: Medicinal properties

Ornamental use: The plant is used for the ornamental purpose.

Medicinal use: Unverified information Adhatoda is useful for curing coughs, colds and asthma and is easy to administer.It has been used for centuries and is mentioned in Sanskrit scriptures.
Note: Use only after the consulting the specialist.

References

  • http://tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Justicia+adhatoda
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justicia_adhatoda
  • http://tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Justicia+adhatoda

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