Adhatoda vasica

Botanical Name Adhatoda vasica
Common Name Adusa
Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Lamiales
Family: Acanthaceae
Genus: Adhatoda
Species: vasica
Part used Leaves, roots, flowers, bark
Medicinal Properties Alternative, antispsmodic, diuretic, expectorant.
Medicinal Use Asthma, bleeding, bronchitis, cough, diabetes, diarrhea, dysentery, epilepsy, fever, flu, hysteria, insainty, neuralgia, rheumatic pain, skin disorders, swelling, TB, urinary disorders, vomiting, wasting.
ChemistryQuinazoline alkaloid, vasicine, Vasicol, adhatodinine and vasicinol
Cultivation NA
Regional HabitatThis is bust growing throughout India.
DescriptionIt is a large shrub grows crowded along waste land, roadsides etc. Leaves are simple, opposite, ovate-lanceolate, acute and shiny. Flowers are white in capsule shape.