Vasaka (Adhatoda vasica) a household remedy of numerous ailments. In early Indian ayurvedic medicine it was usually known as vasa. Though it generally found in waste but it is as much valuable as other medicinal herbs. In India it has been treated as grandmother’s medicine. Not only its leaves are used to aid but the flowers, stem and roots also very useful in curing cough, cold, asthma, bronchitis. The fluid extract from leaves is very helpful to treat diarrhea and dysentery.
The root, bark and flower of vasaka can help to eliminate intestinal parasite. In this case intake one teaspoon of juice of fresh leaves thrice for three days or the decoction of its root and bark twice up to three days.
Bruised some petal of vasaka flower in a pot, add some sugar. Keep this solution regularly in sun and should be stirred well everyday twice. It is very useful to aid tuberculosis and you can use this substance for a month.
For cough, boiled the leaves in water and mixed honey and take this till complete healing.
To get recover soon from fresh injuries, rheumatic joint and inflammatory swellings apply a poultice of vasaka leaves. Its leaves also cure many skin diseases.