Traditional Malay medicine encompasses various kinds of ritual ceremonies intended to communicate with the world of spirits to determine whether the nature of an illness is physical or psychological. In such ceremonies, the aim is to summon and exorcise the spirits causing illness. A ritualist serves as a medium, and a small ensemble often provides the musical component.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Adhatoda vasica

Adhatoda vasica
Common name for this plant are Adhatoda, vasaka, adusa, Malabar nut tree and many theirs.

It is a lush, evergreen, many branch shrub that usually grows to a height of 2.5 m, but can reach 6 m.

The large leaves, bright green on the upper surface and pale below have an unpleasant odor when crushed.

The leaves and roots are well-known drugs and recommended for a variety such as colds, bronchitis, asthma, fever and jaundice.

Leaves of Adhatoda vasica are sources of an expectorant drug used to relieve coughs. In ancient times Yunani people use the fruit for bronchitis, the flowers for jaundice, poor circulation and strangury; the emmenagogue leaves in gonorrhea and the diuretic root in asthma, bilious, nausea, bronchitis, fever, gonorrhea and sore yes.

Sometimes ago European physician have successfully in treating typhoid and diphtheria.
Adhatoda vasica
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