Adatoda, Adhatoda vasica, Adhatoda zeylenica, Adotodai, Adulsa, Arusa, Justicia adhatoda, Malabar Nut Tree, Noix de Malabar, Noyer de Ceylan, Noyer de Malabar, Pavettia, Vasaka.
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.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Chest congestion.
- Breathing problems.
- Other conditions.
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).
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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