Malabar nut

Malabar nut

Scientific name: Justicia adhatoda L.

Local name: ‘Basak’






Taxonomic Position According to Cronquist (1981)

Order Lamiales
SpeciesJ. adhatoda


































Economic Importance

The leaves, roots and flowers of Malabar nuts are mostly used medicinally. The chemical constituents of this are alkaloids vasicine, vasicinone, vasicinol, maiontone and essential oil ketone. The leaves possess an unpleasant smell and grazing animals cannot eat this.

  • Upper Respiratory Infections
  • For Cough in Adults
  • Uremia (Uraemia)
  • Asthma
  • For Bleeding Gums
  • Sore Throat, Throat Pain, Tonsillitis & Postnasal Drip
  • For Indigestion
  • For Skin Diseases
  • Sinusitis & Sinus Infection
  • Ulcer

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