Malabar Nut

Reviewed on 6/11/2021
Other Name(s):

Adatoda, Adhatoda vasica, Adhatoda zeylenica, Adotodai, Adulsa, Arusa, Justicia adhatoda, Malabar Nut Tree, Noix de Malabar, Noyer de Ceylan, Noyer de Malabar, Pavettia, Vasaka.

Overview

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.

How does it work?

There isn’t enough information to know how Malabar nut might work.

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Uses & Effectiveness

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Chest congestion.
  • Breathing problems.
  • Spasms.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of Malabar nut for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

Side Effects

It is not known if Malabar nut is safe or what the possible side effects might be.

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Special Precautions & Warnings

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It is 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.

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.

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References

Gruenwald J, Brendler T, Jaenicke C. PDR for Herbal Medicines. 1st ed. Montvale, NJ: Medical Economics Company, Inc., 1998.

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