Vascular justice, or Justice of the adatode (Latin Justicia adhatoda), or Vascular justice (Latin Adhatoda vasica) – a species of the genus Justice (Justicia) of the family Acanthus (Acanthaceae).

Vascular adatode is a small evergreen shrub.

Leaves 10-15 cm long, about 4 cm wide, opposite, lanceolate, tapering to the top and base, dry, dull brown-green, fragrant, bitter in taste.

The flowers are small, two-lipped, five-lobed.

The fruit is a small four-seed box.

It is found in China, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Indonesia (Java), Malaysia. Cultivated in tropical America.

Chemical composition

The leaves contain a large amount of essential oils and alkaloids, quinazoline derivatives (vasicin, vasicinol, vasicinon, peganin and others).

Flowers contain kempferol, glycosides and queritin.

For medicinal purposes, use leaves, fruits, roots, bark, leaf juice.

For many millennia, vascular justice leaf extract has been used in the treatment of bronchitis, tuberculosis, cough and shortness of breath.

The plant has anti-inflammatory, analgesic, expectorant, diuretic, anti-asthmatic and abortive properties, is an antiseptic and insecticide, has pronounced anthelmintic properties, and also has a sedative and antispasmodic effect.

Preparations of the plant Adatode vascular inhibit the growth of staphylococcus, streptococcus, diphtheria and tuberculosis bacillus, protozoan and coli infection. The plant has an expectorant effect due to a decrease in sputum viscosity, has a carminative effect, reduces nausea, gas colic and flatulence, has a pronounced hypotensive effect, and is also used in the treatment of coronary heart disease.

The vascular adatode has a stimulating effect on the work of the uterus, therefore it is considered to be an easy abortive drug; it is not recommended to take plant preparations during pregnancy. It is used for bleeding caused by peptic ulcer, hemorrhoids, menorrhagia, and also applied topically with peorea and bleeding gums. Powdered dry leaves Vascular adatodes are taken for malaria. The smoke of cigarettes from dry leaves of the plant is inhaled for diseases of the respiratory system and respiratory diseases.

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