Malabar nut

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(Bot.) the seed of an East Indian acanthaceous shrub, the Adhatoda Vasica, sometimes used medicinally.

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Antitussive effect of a fixed combination of Justicia adhatoda, Echinacea purpurea and Eleuthrococcus senticosus extracts in patients with acute upper respiratory tract infection: A comparative, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study.
For instance, the Manipuri TMPs used Justicia adhatoda for treatment of coughs and diabetes.
ABSTRACT: Samples of Justicia adhatoda and Tecoma stans leaves showing typical leaf curling were collected from gardens and fields of Lakshmangarh and Sikar, Rajasthan (India).
The leaves of Justicia adhatoda were used to treat severe fever with mucus, while the bark of Clerodendrum viscosum Vent was used to treat kala azar.
The study investigating the effect a herbal combination of Justicia adhatoda, Echinacea purpurea and Eleuthrococcus senticosus extracts in acute upper respiratory infection found:
Justicia adhatoda, another plant used by Kaviraj 1 for treatment of fever and pneumonia, has reported uses in Ayurveda for treatment of cold, coughs, asthma, and tuberculosis (Dhankar et al.
For example, juice obtained from leaves of Justicia adhatoda was orally administered with honey for treatment of coughs.
For instance, three plants, namely, Ocimum sanctum, Euphorbia pulcherrima, and Justicia adhatoda were used in combination to treat coughs and mucus.
As an example, the Kavirajes advised drinking juice obtained from leaves of Justicia adhatoda with sugar or molasses as treatment for coughs, fever, and mucus.
Justicia adhatoda is used in traditional medicines of Southeast Asia for treatment of leprosy (Dhankar et al.
Justicia adhatoda, used by the Kavirajes for treatment of coughs, reportedly demonstrated antitussive effect on mechanical or chemical stimulation-induced coughing in guinea pigs and rabbits (Dhuley, 1999).