English name(s):Malabar Nut, white vasa, yellow vasa
Vernacular/Hindi name: Ardushi, Arusa
Malabar nut is a small evergreen, the sub-herbaceous bush which grows commonly in open plains, especially in the lower Himalayas. It is an erect, shrub with few branches to many branches. The Leaves are 10 to 16 cms in length, minutely hairy and broadly lanceolate.
Uses: 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.
Height:Up to 14 feet
Difficulty to grow:Easy to grow
Care: It requires a tropical or sub-tropical climate and is damaged to some extent by frost in winter.
Light: Full Sun
Fertilizer:Apply any organic fertilizer
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