The medicinal uses of Adulsa leaves are attributed to its antitussive, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. Its leaf juice is the most common home remedy for cough, respiratory diseases and bleeding disorders. It is also a highly effective natural medicine for respiratory infections. In ayurveda, Adulsa juice is also called Adusa Swarasa, Adulsa Swarasa and Vasa Svarasa.
|Adulsa leaves – Adhatoda vasica||Q.S.|
How to Extract Juice from Adulsa Leaves
- Take fresh adulsa leaves.
- Wash adulsa leaves properly to remove dust.
- Put stone mortar and pestle to make a paste.
- Squeeze the ground leaves to get Adusa juice.
- Filter it through a clean cotton cloth.
Medicinal Properties of Adulsa Juice
The juice of Adulsa Leaves has the following medicinal properties:
- Antitussive – pacifies a cough.
- Expectorant – assists in expectoration.
- Bronchodilator – dilates bronchi.
- Anti-microbial – kills all microbes and stops their growth.
- Anti-inflammatory – reduces inflammation of airways.
- Antihemorrhagic (styptic) – checks bleeding.
- Mild Sedative – relaxes the mind.
Indications of Adulsa Leaf Juice
The primary indications mentioned in Sahasrayogam and Bhaishajya Ratnavali are given below:
- Cough – dominance in symptoms of Pitta and Kapha.
- Bleeding disorders.
Bleeding disorders include:
- Nosebleed (epistaxis).
- Bleeding piles.
- Internal bleeding due to any underlying cause.
- Excessive uterine bleeding.
- All types of Hemophilia.
Adulsa Leaf Juice Uses & Benefits
Adulsa juice primary works on airways, lungs and internal soft tissues. Generally, it is taken along with honey for the best results.
The antitussive and expectorant properties of Adusa leaves help in pacifying cough. Its effects are similar to codeine, a study reported. (1)
It works well if the patient has the following symptoms:
- Sputum is thick white, yellowish greenish in color.
- Difficulty in coughing up the sputum.
For additional support, patient may also require Sitopaladi churna.
For good results, Adulsa juice is given along with fresh ginger juice and honey.
The antiviral and antimicrobial properties of Adulsa leaves help in the common cold. It is beneficial when the nasal discharge becomes thick and yellowish greenish in color. In such cases, Adulsa leaf juice along with honey is useful.
It lowers the inflammation of sinuses, kills microbes and thus helps in sinusitis. It is also useful for removing pus and fluid from sinuses.
Adulsa juice is very effective in reducing nosebleed, internal bleeding and excessive uterine bleeding. In such cases, it is used along with raw sugar and milk.
An alternative remedy is given here: Adhatoda vasica in Bleeding Disorders.
The classical ayurvedic dosage of Adulsa leaf juice or Adusa Swarasa is as follows:
|Children||0.30 ml per Kg of Body Weight twice daily|
|Adults||20 ml twice daily|
How to Take
|Dosage Frequency||Twice or thrice daily|
|Medication Time||Before a meal or 2 hours after a meal|
All parts of Adhatoda Vasica or Vasaka are likely safe to consume as per the dosage described above.
Adulsa leaves and its juice are likely safe and well-tolerated.
Adulsa Side effects
There are no side effects observed with Adulsa leaves juice.
Pregnancy & Lactation
Adulsa leaves are possibly safe during pregnancy and lactation. In an animal study, it is found safe. (6)
- Sahasrayogam, Chapter 1, Svarasa Yoga, Vasa Svarasa.
- Bhaishajya Ratnavali, Chapter 15, Kasa Roga Chikitsa Prakarana, Verse 21.
- Chakradatta, Chapter 11, Kasa Chikitsa, Verse 28.