MALABAR NUT

OTHER NAME(S):

Adatoda, Adhatoda vasica, Adhatoda zeylenica, Adosa, Adotodai, Adulsa, Aradusi, Arusa, Bansa, Basak, Basuti, Bhekkar, Justicia adhatoda, Malabar Nut Tree, Noix de Malabar, Noyer de Ceylan, Noyer de Malabar, Pavettia, Swetavasa, Vasa, Vasaka.<br/><br/>

Overview

Overview Information

Malabar nut is a plant. People use the leaf to make medicine.

Malabar nut is used to loosen chest congestion, open the breathing tubes (bronchi), and treat spasms. It is used for upper airway infections, common colds, cough, asthma, and tuberculosis.

How does it work?

Malabar nut contains chemicals that might help open up breathing tubes.

Uses

Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

  • Tooth plaque. Early research shows that using a toothpaste containing nine herbs, including Malabar nut leaf, might prevent plaque growth on the teeth.
  • Upper airway infection. Early research shows that taking a product containing Malabar nut, echinacea, and Siberian ginseng each day doesn't improve symptoms in people with upper airway infections.
  • Asthma.
  • Breathing problems.
  • Chest congestion.
  • Common cold.
  • Cough.
  • Spasms.
  • Tuberculosis.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of Malabar nut for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

When taken by mouth: There isn't enough reliable information to know if Malabar nut is safe or what the side effects might be.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It's UNSAFE to take Malabar nut if you are pregnant. It's also best to avoid use if you are breast-feeding. The effects of Malabar nut on a nursing infant are unknown at this time.

Interactions

Interactions?

We currently have no information for MALABAR NUT Interactions.

Dosing

Dosing

The appropriate dose of Malabar nut depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for Malabar nut. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

View References

REFERENCES:

  • Jayashankar, S., Panagoda, G. J., Amaratunga, E. A., Perera, K., and Rajapakse, P. S. A randomised double-blind placebo-controlled study on the effects of a herbal toothpaste on gingival bleeding, oral hygiene and microbial variables. Ceylon Med.J 2011;56(1):5-9. View abstract.
  • Narimanian, M., Badalyan, M., Panosyan, V., Gabrielyan, E., Panossian, A., Wikman, G., and Wagner, H. Randomized trial of a fixed combination (KanJang) of herbal extracts containing Adhatoda vasica, Echinacea purpurea and Eleutherococcus senticosus in patients with upper respiratory tract infections. Phytomedicine 2005;12(8):539-547. View abstract.
  • Barth A, Hovhannisyan A, Jamalyan K, Narimanyan M. Antitussive effect of a fixed combination of Justicia adhatoda, Echinacea purpurea and Eleutherococcus senticosus extracts in patients with acute upper respiratory tract infection: A comparative, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Phytomedicine. 2015;22(13):1195-200. doi: 10.1016/j.phymed.2015.10.001. View abstract.
  • Duraipandiyan V, Al-Dhabi NA, Balachandran C, et al. Antimicrobial, antioxidant, and cytotoxic properties of vasicine acetate synthesized from vasicine isolated from Adhatoda vasica L. Biomed Res Int. 2015;2015:727304. View abstract.
  • Howshigan J, Perera K, Samita S, Rajapakse PS. The effects of an Ayurvedic medicinal toothpaste on clinical, microbiological and oral hygiene parameters in patients with chronic gingivitis: a double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled, parallel allocation clinical trial. Ceylon Med J. 2015;60(4):126-32. View abstract.
  • Ignacimuthu S, Shanmugam N. Antimycobacterial activity of two natural alkaloids, vasicine acetate and 2-acetyl benzylamine, isolated from Indian shrub Adhatoda vasica Ness. leaves. J Biosci. 2010;35(4):565-70. View abstract.
  • Nosalova G, Fleskova D, Jurecek L, Sadlonova V, Ray B. Herbal polysaccharides and cough reflex. Respir Physiol Neurobiol. 2013;187(1):47-51. View abstract.
  • Sarkar C, Bose S, Banerjee S. Evaluation of hepatoprotective activity of vasicinone in mice. Indian J Exp Biol. 2014;52(7):705-11. View abstract.

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