Adoosa (Adulsa)


Adoosa Scientific Name

Justicia adhatoda

Adoosa Other Names

English: Malabar Nut
Hindi: Adosa, Arusha, Rus, Bansa, Adusa
French: Carmantine, Noix de Malabar
Latin: Adhatoda vasica Nees
Sanskrit: Vasaka, Adulsa, Arusak, Sinhaparni, Vansa, Adarushah, Vasa, Simhasya, Vrusha, Atarusa, Pra-madya

What is Adoosa?

Adoosa also known as Vasaka (Malabar Nut) is an ayurvedic herb that grows in the region of sub Himalaya. It is a tall herbaceous evergreen shrub with dense appearance due to its multiple branches growing in opposite sides.
In Ayurveda, it’s powder is used for various medicinal purposes and is effective in treating common cough and cold. Also, use of this herb is found to ease the breathlessness in patients suffering from asthma and bronchitis. Decoction of the vasaka herb have certain chemicals that dilate the breathing channels in lungs and ease congestion. Certain Chemicals in this tree act as anti-histamines and provide relief in cough and cold. Additionally, vasaka leaves are opulent in phytochemicals like alkaloids, tannins, saponins, flavonoids and phenolics.

Common forms of Adoosa

Powder, Tablet, Capsule, Liquid

Adoosa is commonly used for:

  • Suppressing coughing reflex
  • Lowering symptoms of Asthma
  • Antiviral properties
  • Curing sinusitis, bronchitis and other respiratory tract disorders
  • Providing relief to sore throat
  • Curing ulcers
  • Reducing joint pain
  • Treating uremia
  • Promoting healthy gut

Adoosa Dosage

Tablet: 1-2 tablets twice a day.
Capsule: 1-2 capsules twice a day.
Powder: ¼-½ teaspoon twice a day.
Liquid: 1Tb in hot water twice or thrice a day when suffering from cold/cough

Adoosa Side-effects and Warnings

Common side-effects: Heart palpitations, mental/mood changes (such as confusion, hallucinations, nervousness), seizures, shaking (tremors), trouble urinating. Consult a doctor immediately.
Not so common side-effects: Not known.
Pregnant or Nursing Mothers: Avoid using Malabar nut if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Children: It is found that antihistamine action of Adoosa may cause agitation/excitement instead of drowsiness in children.

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