*The word vasa in Sanskrit means to live, and traditionally vasa is a useful herb to promote life force or energy into the lungs, respiratory system, detoxifies the blood, liver, and skin. Vasa improves voice quality, and as a result, it is often used by singers, to clear throat and to enhance their voice. Given its ability to address issues in the respiratory passage it is commonly used for Kapha congestion in the nose, throat, and chest.
*Benefits include supporting the respiratory system, cleansing the blood, maintaining healthy sugar metabolism, regulate bleeding and support liver functions.
Suggested Use: 1/2 to 1 teaspoon in powder form, once or twice daily, or use as directed by your health practitioner.
Botanical name - Adhatoda vasica Nees
Family – Acanthaceae
English name - Malabar nut, adulsa, adhatoda, vasa, or vasaka
Vasa is an evergreen shrub, growing up to a height of 3 feet. It has many opposite branches, as long as 1 – 1.5 feet. Leaves are large, exstipulate, wide and lance-shaped. The stem is herbaceous above and woody below. The flowers are white, streaked with pink or purple. Bracts are large, leafy and ovate. Seeds are sub-orbicular and rugose.
Athreya products with Vasa as ingredient:
Guggulu Tiktaka Ghritham – Herbal ghee with bitter principles for healthy blood care
Breathe Healthy Capsule
Bhavaprakasha Guduchyadi Varga
वासको वातकृत्स्वर्यः कफपित्तास्रनाशनः |
तिक्तस्तुवरको हृद्यो लघुशीतस्तृडर्तिहृत् |