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Justicia adhatoda

Justicia adhatoda is an evergreen, much-branched perennial shrub in the family Acanthaceae. This plant is native to Assam. The common names of the shrub are Malabar nut, adulsa, adhatoda, vasa, vasaka, Pra-madya, Simhasya, Vaji-danta and Vajin. The Assamese common name is বগা  বাহক, বাহক  তিতা(Boga Bahak, Bahak Tita). Justicia adhatoda is a medicinal plant and widely used in traditional medicine. The arrangement of leaves of Malabar nut is opposite, shape of leaves is lanceolate, and flowers are usually white.

Scientific classification of Justicia adhatoda
Kingdom : Plantae
Order    : Lamiales
Family   : Acanthaceae
Genus   : Justicia
Species : J. adhatoda
Binomial name  : Justicia adhatoda L.
Synonyms           :
Adeloda serrata Raf.
Adhatoda pubescens Moench
Adhatoda vasica Nees
Dianthera latifolia Salisb.
Ecbolium adhatoda (L.) Kuntze
Gendarussa adhadota (L.) Steud.

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