Vasa or Malabar Nut is an evergreen shrub native to Asia with medicinal properties. This herb has been in extensive use in traditional medicines like Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani.
In today’s article we will discuss the various benefits of Vasa which is an active ingredient in our Bibo Cough Syrup and Bibo Shots - Hot Kadha Mix.
Benefits of Vasa:
1. Treats Respiratory Ailments
Vasa leaves are rich in the alkaloid compound vasicine which gives them their medicinal properties . It helps in loosening phlegm in the chest and relieves congestion, open the breathing tubes (bronchi), and treat spasms. Thus Vasa extract is used to treat several respiratory ailments like cough, cold, asthma, bronchitis etc.
2. Treating fever and headache
Vasa has anti-inflammatory properties and thus helps in treatment of fever and headache.
3. Purifies the blood
Vasa helps in detoxifying the blood and thus promotes good skin and overall health.
4. Pain relief
Anti-inflammatory properties of Vasa makes it effective in helping relieve pain from rheumatoid arthritis, joint pains, lumber pain and sprains.
5. Detoxifies the Liver
It helps in eliminating toxins from the liver and in traditional medicine it has been used in treatment of jaundice and tuberculosis.
6. Fights Infection
It is used to treat urinary tract infections and in treating abdominal problems like dysentery and diarrhea.
7. Boosts Immunity
Vasa is a natural immunity booster and helps the body fight off minor ailments like common cold, cough etc.
Additional note : Vasa has abortive properties and thus pregnant women should not consume it. Because of this reason it is used in some rural areas in India to facilitate delivery process and promote recovery after birth.