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Justicia adhatoda

Justicia adhatoda

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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

Soil:Well-drained soil


Fertilizer:Apply any organic fertilizer


T.K. Bose, B. Chowdhury (1991). Tropical Garden Plants. Horticulture and allied publishers.
Amarjeet singh Batth (2014). Indian garden flowers home gardeners guide.
B.B Sharma (2007). A guide to home gardening.

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