Justicia adhatoda L., Sp. Pl. 1: 15 15 1753. (syn. (=) Adhatoda vasica Nees; (=) Adhatoda zeylanica Medik.);
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Malabar nut, white vasa, yellow vasa • Assamese: বগা বাহক boga bahok • Bengali: বাসক basak • Gujarati: અરડૂસી aradusi, અરડૂસો araduso • Hindi: अरुस arus, अड़ूसा arusa, प्रामाद्य pramadya, रूस rus, सिंहपर्णी sinh-parni, वाजिनी vajini, विसौटा visauta • Kannada: ಅಡುಸೋಗೆ adusoge • Kashmiri: बहिकथ् bahikath, बाँस bansa, वास wasa • Konkani: अडूलशा adulasha, अडुलसो adulso, अडुसोगे adusoge • Malayalam: ആടലോടകം aatalootakam • Manipuri: nongmangkha angouba • Marathi: अडुळसा adulasa • Mizo: kâwl-dai • Nepalese: असुरो asuro, कालो भासक kalo bhasaka • Oriya: basango, vrysha • Sanskrit: अटरुष atarusa, प्रामाद्य pra-madya, सिंहास्या simhasya, वाजिदंत vaji-danta, वाजिन् vajin, वासका vasaka, वसुक vasuka, वृषा vrsa • Tamil: ஆசலை acalai, ஆடாதோடை atatotai, ஆட்டுசம் attucam, சிம்மமுகி cimma-muki, சிங்கம் cinkam, சுவாது cuvatu, இரத்தபித்தம் iratta-pittam, காட்டுமுருங்கை kattu-murunkai, பாவட்டை pavattai, வாசை vacai, வாசாதி vacati, வைத்தியமாதா vaittiya-mata • Telugu: అడ్డసరము addasaramu;
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Evergreen shrub, leaves elliptic, up to 20 cm long with prominent veins; flowers in axillary pedunculate spikes, white, corolla about 3 cm long, lower lip with reddish markings, upper lip curved. Dried leaves constitute the drug vasaka used in brochial troubles. 
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Leaf juice and stembark juice or tea is very useful in Cough, cold, Asthma…and even as an anti- anthelmentic… Was the main ingredient in Glycodin terp-vasaka, a patented medicine that used to be available in India in the years gone by;
We plant this sp. mainly as hedge plant. Because its not eaten by goat, cattle etc.;
People here (Hoogly, West Bengal) takes leaf-extract after boiling those leaves and with a spoonful of honey;
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Acanthaceae Fortnight:: Justicia adhatoda :: NSJ-03 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (3)

Justicia adhatoda (Adulsa) from Satara



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Justicia adhatoda L.

at Majiwada, Thane on June 9, 2007



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Attached are pictures of Justicia adhatoda captured at Jijamata Udyan, Flower Show 2013 and in Sagar Upvan in February 2013.



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This very common, robust herb of waste places is considered medicinally important, sharing picture from Panipat, common everywhere else in Northeren India..

Adhatoda vasica ..



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Justicia adhatoda Photographed at Vasota fort, Maharashtra.



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Seen in Nasik.



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Plant for id .ludhiana pb 2015-12 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)

Please identify the shrub


Adatoda zylanica



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Justicia adhatoda L. (accepted name) : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (7)
Location : Pharpingl, Nepal
Date : 20 March 2017
Altitude : 4800 ft.

Nepali Names : असुरो Asuro / कालो भासक  Kaalo Bhaasak/ अलेहा Alehaa / भसिङ्गो  Bhasingo 



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Pl find the pictures of Justicia adhatoda L & confirm the ID.

I also think closer to images at Justicia adhatoda


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Justicia adhatoda L. : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Location: Swayambhunath Temple, Kathmandu, Nepal 
Altitude: 5000 ft.
Date: 16 March 2018
Habit : Wild

Please ignore image no. 3!

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ID (DSCF3804): Picture taken in Dudhwa National Park (U.P.), 22/03/2008.



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ID confirmation requested: Is this Justica adhatoda
Please confirm
Date/Time-: 13/03/11         15:20
Location- Place, Altitude – Kaiga , Uttar Kannada ,Karnataka, 380 mtrs
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type-    Wild
Height/Length- 1.5m
Flowers Color  – white



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Acanthaceae Week: Justicia adhatoda from Delhi: Justicia adhatoda L.,  Sp. pl. 1:15. 1753 (Acanthaceae)
syn: Adhatoda vasica Nees; Adhatoda zeylanica Medik

Evergreen shrub, leaves elliptic, up to 20 cm long with prominent veins; flowers in axillary pedunculate spikes, white, corolla about 3 cm long, lower lip with reddish markings, upper lip curved. Dried leaves constitute the drug vasaka used in brochial troubles. 
Photographed from Khalsa College, very common on Ridge in Delhi.
Sans: Vasaka
Hindi: Arusha
Beng: Bakas
Mar: Adulsa
Guj: Alduso
Tel: Adasaramu
Tam: Adadodai
Kan: Adusoge
Mal: Atalotakam
Common names: Malabar-nut, Malabar-nut-tree, pavettia



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Request for ID : 060611 : AK-1: Taken at Maharashtra Nature Park, Mumbai, Maharashtra on the 12th of Feb, 2011.
Plant about 4-5 feet in height.
Adulsa?


i think this is Justicia adhatoda अडुळसा 



 

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commonly known as: Malabar nut, white vasa, yellow vasa • Assamese: বগা বাহক boga bahok • Bengali: বাসক basak •Gujarati: અરડૂસી aradusi, અરડૂસો araduso • Hindi: अरुस arus, अड़ूसा arusa, प्रामाद्य pramadya, रूस rus, सिंहपर्णी sinh-parni,वाजिनी vajini, विसौटा visauta • Kannada: ಅಡುಸೋಗೆ adusoge • Kashmiri: बहिकथ् bahikath, बाँस bansa, वास wasa •Konkani: अडूलशा adulasha, अडुलसो adulso, अडुसोगे adusoge • Malayalam: ആടലോടകം aatalootakam • Manipuri:nongmangkha angouba • Marathi: अडुळसा adulasa • Mizo: kâwl-dai • Nepalese: असुरो asuro, कालो भासक kalo bhasaka •Oriya: basango, vrysha • Sanskrit: अटरुष atarusa, प्रामाद्य pra-madya, सिंहास्या simhasya, वाजिदंत vaji-danta, वाजिन् vajin,वासका vasaka, वसुक vasuka, वृषा vrsa • Tamil: ஆசலை acalai, ஆடாதோடை atatotai, ஆட்டுசம் attucam,சிம்மமுகி cimma-muki, சிங்கம் cinkam, சுவாது cuvatu, இரத்தபித்தம் iratta-pittam, காட்டுமுருங்கை kattu-murunkai, பாவட்டை pavattai, வாசை vacai, வாசாதி vacati, வைத்தியமாதா vaittiya-mata • Telugu: అడ్డసరము addasaramu

botanical names: current – Justicia adhatoda • synonyms: Adhatoda adhatoda, Adhatoda pubescens, Adhatoda vasica, Adhatoda zeylanica, Dianthera latifolia, Gendarussa adhatoda


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Kalatop (dam side) id Al031012: Location Kalatop, Chamba

Altitude 1200 mts
Habit herb
Habitat wild
Height 30 inches

Season March

Yes  Justicia adhatoda .. medicinally important plant


indeed there is a lot of documentation about J. adhatoda being used medicinally… I wonder if it also has the same use in these parts…



Request for validation
Is it Adulsa plant?
Date/Time- Sep and Oct 2011
Location-Place, Altitude, GPS-Pune
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type-Private garden
Plant Habit-Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Shrub
Height/Length- about 6 ft
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- green
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- buds looked green and almost after a month these white flowers appeared
Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- Not seen

Yes, this is Adhatoda vasica, Acanthaceae


… yes, Justicia adhatoda L. (syn. Adhatoda vasica Nees)

commonly known as: Malabar nut, white vasa, yellow vasa • Assamese: বগা বাহক boga bahok • Bengali: বাসক basak • Gujarati: અરડૂસી aradusi, અરડૂસો araduso • Hindi: अरुस arus, अड़ूसा arusa, प्रामाद्य pramadya, रूस rus, सिंहपर्णी sinh-parni, वाजिनी vajini, विसौटा visauta • Kannada: ಅಡುಸೋಗೆ adusoge • Kashmiri: बहिकथ् bahikath, बाँस bansa, वास wasa • Konkani: अडूलशा adulasha, अडुलसो adulso, अडुसोगे adusoge • Malayalam: ആടലോടകം aatalootakam • Manipuri: nongmangkha angouba • Marathi: अडुळसा adulasa • Mizo: kâwl-dai • Nepalese: असुरो asuro, कालो भासक kalo bhasaka • Oriya: basango, vrysha • Sanskrit: अटरुष atarusa, प्रामाद्य pra-madya, सिंहास्या simhasya, वाजिदंत vaji-danta, वाजिन् vajin, वासका vasaka, वसुक vasuka, वृषा vrsa • Tamil: ஆசலை acalai, ஆடாதோடை atatotai, ஆட்டுசம் attucam, சிம்மமுகி cimma-muki, சிங்கம் cinkam, சுவாது cuvatu, இரத்தபித்தம் iratta-pittam, காட்டுமுருங்கை kattu-murunkai, பாவட்டை pavattai, வாசை vacai, வாசாதி vacati, வைத்தியமாதா vaittiya-mata • Telugu: అడ్డసరము addasaramu


its tricky here, even name i mean Genus Adhatoda is conserved..


Leaves are attractive because they are always that nice deep green… like a faithful husband/wife who is always cheerful…
seriously though… a great medicine for cough, colds and bronchial asthma…
the british east India co physicians learnt it from local Kavirajs in Bengal and Made up the patent medicine Glycodin Terp-Vasaka and made millions of POUNDS sterling from the Indian Market…. Its available I believe even now…
but many of the other bronchial dilators and decongestants in the market still use Adhatoda extracts as a base with additions of Antihistaminics added for a double dose whammy… like a hammer to open a peanut…

Yes … I remember my grandmother giving us Kadha of Adulsa leaves for cough.


But the flowers must be having nektar. Because I remember my mother singing: अडूलश्याची फुले देठांत थेंब गोड. can’t remember how it goes further.


… I do not know this full song but I can help translate what … has written. There is a drop of sweetness in the stalk of adulsa flower.


Genus names Adhatoda is not conserved against Justicia. The importance of a conserved name ceases when it is merged into another genus. Adhatoda Adans. and Adahatoda Mill. are merged with Justicia L. The case is somewhat similar (though not exactly) to Lycopersicon esculentum Mill. which was conserved against Lycopersicon lycopersicum, but no longer nomina conservanda as genus Lycopersicon is merged with Solanum, and tomato is now Solanum lycopersicum.


 

Sirji i never said that genus Adhatoda was conserved against Justicia L., Just i said its a conserved name and type is Adhatoda vasica Nees, which later also called as Adhatoda zeylanica… now correct name may be Justicia or Adhatoda did not bother to me…

its really hard to follow others… in many cases they split the genus on very minute characters, and in some of the Genus they just believe in merging the things….
eg. in Acanthaceae, Genus like Carvia, Strobilanthus, Nilgrianthes, Thelepaepale, Mackenzia, etc etc.. are been merged.. some follow them and some do not..

In case of Sterculia previous month we saw Sterculia urens was seperated from the genus… and same in the case of Euphorbias and Cassias



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Justicia adhatoda -Flora Of Madhya Pradesh: I photographed dis Justicia adhatoda bush / herb at Betul, MP. It was a planted one. Adusa plant was abt 7-8 feet high.
Common names –
Hindi- Adusa
English- Malabar Nut
Sanskrit- Vasa
Family- Acanthaceae



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Flora of Haryana: Justicia adhatoda L. from Herbal Garden CCSHAU Hisar:

Justicia adhatoda L. from Herbal Garden CCSHAU Hisar

Family: Acanthaceae


In Traditional Entomotherapy, toxicity of medicinal insect Lipaleyrodes euphorbiae is treated with the help of this medicinal species.



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[EfloraofIndia_010212PD01_Justicia adhatoda_Flora of Odisha]: today (1.2.12) during my morning work in the outscot of Bhubaneswar i found justisia adhatoda flowering. Please find the images attached below

Name: Justicia adhatoda

Family: Acanthaceae
Habit: Erect shrub
Habitat:Fringe of the forest
Place of collection: Bhubaneswar, Odisha
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Very illustrative photographs


We plant this sp. mainly as hedge plant. Because its not eaten by goat, cattle etc.,


Thanks… for such an illustrative upload, this plant we usually ignore due to its abundance.. but this should not be underestimated on any account..


Many thanks … for additional information. Thanks … Sir. yes Sir u r right in that aspect, i also did this before joining the group. But now i am not thinking any plant as common or weed. All plant are very useful and beautiful in the eyes of a taxonomist.


… Adenanthera and Adhatoda: Does Adenanthera vasika exist ? This name is found in quite a few ayurveda-related / trading web sites and is put as synonym of Adhatoda vasica (presently Justicia adhatoda).

Adenanthera vasika does not figure in Kew Plant List, IPNI or GRIN, and evidently not a published name. Adenathera is a genus of Fabaceae:Mimosoideae, and looks strange how the two are linked, except for if an illegitimate name if ever published. But then this should be mentioned in at least IPNI and Kew Plant List, which list all published names. But strangely there are so many sources on the net mentioning this name (as synonym of Adhatoda vasica), as mentioned by …


– … me too had the same doubt … two distinct genera made synonymous must be a blunder somewhere, sometime ago … later on, simply must have got copy-pasted in various instances. Though this matter itself is irrelevant to many who visit those sites … it gives a good idea of errors floating on the internet.


– Seems to me like a result of one mistake being copied again and again and again….
None of those sites are authentic which shows this plant name on google and none of the authentic sites show this plant.


– This one example points to a glaring problem in Herbal medicine field.. lack of true scholarship shown by the traders and their webmasters… they just cut and paste… such discrepancy hopefully serves as a red flag to the consumers! I often wonder what can one do? If they are so careless with what they write, how careful can they be with what they put in their bottles?



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Adhatoda vasica: Malabar Nut Adhatoda vasica from Sinhagad

Acanthaceae Herb Native
Sinhaghad, Pune
Maharashtra
05 Feb 2011



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TEST POST :: PLEASE IGNORE :: 04-MAR-2012 :: SK: Posting tiny images of *Adhatoda vasica* so that mail size doesn’t exceed0.10 MB. It may work!



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May 18, “Fascination of Plants Day”: Basak Pata Adhatoda vasaka: This is the plant that had sparked my interest in herbal medicine when I was a wee child…and so I chose this humble plant for my May 18, “Fascination of Plants Day” plant.
As children we had seen these plants on roadsides, by the farms, country lanes, village gardens and as bundles of green leaves sold by the herb vendors in the local vegetable markets.
This highly useful therapeutically important plant with beautiful green foliage and equally fascinating orchid like flowers used to be a common sight in bengal…now we hardly ever see it thanks to the highrises that have taken over and the newly minted owners want not the local flora but plants that are easy to care for …
and we now live in a jungle of crotons and ixoras.
MEET ADAHTODA VASICA or Basak pata
grows to be about 5 feet tall, has shiny green foliage, leaves about 6 inches long…
the flowers are small white with purple markings, its looks reminds one of orchids …

Leaf juice and stembark juice or tea is very useful in Cough, cold, Asthma…and even as an anti- anthelmentic…
Was the main ingredient in Glycodin terp-vasaka, a patented medicine that used to be available in India in the years gone by.
MY PICTURES today are from the flower show earlier this year at the Hort. ANd plant is growing a tub of soil.
That’s a sorry state of affairs …. Hort show will be like like a zoo where we would have to go to see an elephant or a museum where we have to go to see a model of a dodo-bird.


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SYMBIOSIS : 294: Attaching an image of a Carpenter Bee on the flowers of Adhatoda vasica.


This is a Bumble bee. The previous one was a Carpenter bee. In India, Bumble bees are generally found in the Himalayas and do not descend below 3000 ft. Bumble bees differ from Carpenter bees by having yellow markings and hairy bodies.



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Adhatoda vasica Nees from Kamrup district, Assam: (7 images) Attached images areAdhatoda vasica Nees collected from Kamrup district, Assam
Date :15.02.2013
Location: Kamrup district
Family : Acanthaceae
Genus & species :Adhatoda vasica Nees
Habitat: Grows wild on waste places.
Habit : Shrub
Vern. Name : Vahoka -Tita (Assamese)

Flower : White


Nice photographs … New accepted name is Justicia adhatoda L.



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Hooghly : বাসক (বাকস) : 4 images. 8 posts by 4 authors.

This is Adhatoda vasica of the BENGAL PLANTS.


 … many many many thanks for putting names of plants in Bangla script. It sure will help the group, and me in compiling the names. Best wishes for maintaining this Bangla-named series of posts.

Thank you …, but Bengali names sometimes can be confusing too!


Photographs are wonderfully taken from different angels. In case zygomorphic flowers specially with bilabiate corolla, we always suggest students to draw 3 views (anterior, posterior and side/lateral facing) of the flower for detail understanding of floral parts.


This would be BAASOK or BAAKAS in English transliteration.


In my childhood i was introduced to this plant as Adusa in hindi.(d to be pronounced as d in daily). I was told this plant is used in cough medicines??

Is it correct.


Life science text books of Class-VII under our Secondary board give some account of various medicinal plants. According to those books VASAKA is used to treat cold-n-cough.
The same books also point to presence of alkaloids like vasicine.
I have seen several formulations with labels stating to contain VASAKA, JASTI-MADHU etc.
People here takes leaf-extract after boiling those leaves and with a spoonful of honey.
These links may help –

Hebbal lake Bangalore

Oct 2014


Justicia adhatoda


basak pata

used for lung and bronchial inflammation

basis of Gylcodin terp vasaka, a cough syrup of yore,.



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Another flower/ABDEC49 : 8 posts by 5 authors.

This was growing next to the Foldwings. Please advise.

Dharamshala, HP
1500m
21 December 2014

Justicia adhatoda (Acanthaceae).


Justicia adhatoda


Thank you … It does seem like Justicia adhatoda or the Malabar Nut.


Yes, … Basak patta
the leaves are an important Ayurveda medicine for coughs and colds esp. bronchial  infections and inflammations.

basis for the patent medicine of yore … Gylocdin terp-vasaka

used to come with a red label in a brown /dark ember bottle… strong smell.

i swear by this medicinal herb… worth its weight in gold

try to see if you can find and save the extremely tiny seedsI would love to see them from the wild…


Thank you … How do I collect the seeds if I am successful in finding the shrub again?


with difficulty

I understand they are quite tiny

I think it would be after the last of the flower dries out put a cloth bag over it.. so the seeds don fall off the lower end of the bag must be taped so no seed slithers out…
but… if  the plant cant be found .. se la vie
save the info for the nest time..

the tiny self seed in the moist and warm areas

that’s why it used to grow along human dwellings near ponds in rural bengal and city outskirts
but all the development has almost made this very useful very common plant rare to see and I get excited when I see it … in real life or as in your pictures’ case…
no need to search for it again.. i thought it was near you.


अडुळसा in Marathi.

Yes a common ingredient of ayurvedic cough syrups.



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Acanthaceae Fortnight: Justicia adhatoda from Delhi-GSMAR03/04 : 1 post by 1 author.

Justicia adhatodaL.,  Sp. pl. 1:15. 1753 (Acanthaceae)

syn: Adhatoda vasica Nees; Adhatoda zeylanica Medik
Evergreen shrub, leaves elliptic, up to 20 cm long with prominent veins; flowers in axillary pedunculate spikes, white, corolla about 3 cm long, lower lip with reddish markings, upper lip curved.
Dried leaves constitute the drug vasaka used in brochial troubles.
Photographed from Khalsa College, very common on Ridge in Delhi.
Sans: Vasaka ;Hindi: Arusha; Beng: Bakas; Mar: Adulsa; Guj: Alduso; Tel: Adasaramu; Tam: Adadodai; Kan: Adusoge Mal: Atalotakam

Common names: Malabar-nut, Malabar-nut-tree, pavettia



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Acanthaceae fortnight SN 06 Justicia adhatoda L. : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2)



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Dattaji Salvi Udyan Thane

Date: May 5, 2018 … Altitude: about 11 m (36 feet) asl
Justicia adhatoda  L.


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Acanthaceae Fortnight: Plant for ID from Morni-GSMAR31/32 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)

Photographed from near Tikar Tal Lake in Morni. Please help in ID.


I agree with …, Justicia adhatoda, bracts and flowers match



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