Malabar nut is a small evergreen, sub-herbacious bush which grows commonly in open plains, especially in the lower Himalayas. The Leaves are 10 to 16 cms in length, minutely hairy and broadly lanceolate. A herbal plant which requires very little watering and is an extremely hardy plant is Malabar nut. If there is one herbal plant that needs to be singled out for propagation and planting on a large scale, it would be this one. Adhatoda in Tamil, meaning a plant shunned by herbivorous animals. Propagated easily by cuttings, grows to a height of eight to 14 feet and has attractive white flowers.
Good for Fever, Cough, vomit and Hyper Tension.
|Botanical Name||Common Name||Hindi||Malayalam|
|Justicia adhatoda||Adhatoda zeylanica, Malabar Nut||अड़ूसा / Arusa||ആടലോടകം / Aatalootakam|