Malabar Nut - Plant
Description for Malabar Nut
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, homeopathy and Unani systems of medicine
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Pachira aquatica Lemon Blush||golden yellow||Seasonal bloomer||20.00 to 30.00 feet||easy to grow|
Planting and care
Enjoys a dappled sun / full shade position in your garden and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that Malabar Nut is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside
|Full sun to part shade||well-drained soil||Medium||-||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Malabar Nut
- The leaves are known to moderate the hypotensive activity, by lowering the blood pressure.
They assist in conditions like uterine involution, menorrhagia (excessive menstural bleeding), post-childbirth hemorrhage and uterine stimulant activity.
The fresh juice obtained from leaves of Malabar nut has been used to treat tuberculosis. Its local use gives relief from pyorrhea and bleeding gums
Typical uses of Malabar Nut
Special features: Interesting tropical plant for frost-free areas. Foliage houseplant. Bonsai.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
Medicinal use: 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 scripture