Unani Name

Arusa/ Bansa/ Hasheeshat-us- Sua’al 

Common Name

Malabar Nut, Vasaka

Temperament of the Drug

(Hot 1° and Dry 1°)

Scientific Name/ Botanical Name

Adhatoda zeylanica Medic syn. Adhatoda vasica Nees

Parts used

Leaves, Root, Flowers and Stem bark/ Whole plant

Actions/ Therapeutic Uses

Bronchodilator, Antitussive, Expectorant, Antispasmodic, Blood purifier, Antibacterial, Anti-inflammatory, Germicide, Anti- paralytic and concoctive (for phlegm). Useful for the treatment of asthma, bronchitis, tuberculosis, cold and cough, sore throat, leprosy, blood disorders, heart troubles, fever, vomiting, loss of memory, jaundice, tumours, mouth troubles, sore-eye and gonorrhoea. Juice of the leaves is recommended in fever and rheumatism. Fresh juice of the leaves is given in dose of about 12 gms. with addition of honey and long pepper in cough and phthisis. Flowers, leaves and roots are frequently regarded as antiseptic (when used internally).

Important Formulations

Safoof Arusa, Habb-e- Zeeq-un- Nafas, Sharbat-e- Aijaz, Gulqand


Fruit juice 5-10 ml, Decoction 50-100 ml, Flowers 500 mg- 1 gm. Root bark powder 250-500 mg – 3 gms.


  • PUBLISHED DATE : Dec 08, 2015
  • PUBLISHED BY : Zahid
  • CREATED / VALIDATED BY : Dr. Mahtab Alam Khan
  • LAST UPDATED ON : Feb 02, 2016


Write your comments

This question is for preventing automated spam submissions