The Adhatoda Vasica, also known as Sinhparni and “Malabar Nut”, has found its ulytimate uses in Ayurvedic medicines. The fruit is a small four seeded capsule having an elongated oval shape.

Nutritional facts about Sinhparni –

  • The herb contains  - Alkaloids: The leaves of Sinhparni contain alkaloids like vasicinol, vasicinone, adhatonine, adhatodine etc.
    Triterpenes and phytosterols: These include a-amyrin, oaucosterol and epitaraxerol.
    Flavonoids: The flowers and leaves contain flavonoids like isovitexin, kaempferol, apigenin,  vitexin quercetin, and astragalin.
    Essential oils: The flower has various essential oils containing ‘ketone’ components.
    Hydrocarbons and fatty acids: The major component of the herb is ‘decane’. Also it consists of hydroxyalkanes, methyltriacontan and hydroxyhexatetracont,. It also contains lilolenic, oleic, palmitic and arachidonic acids.

Health benefits of “Malabar Nut” or Sinhparni are –

  •  Helps treat various respiratory ailments – The decoctin content of Sinhparni helps in treating cough and colds. Besides this the herb is very useful in treating allergic asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, tuberculosis and other lung ailments. It has been used in Ayurveda from thousands of years to treat various respiratory disorders. Also it is a good remedy to treat sore throat as the expectorant helps loosen phlegm deposits in airways.
  •  Helps control internal and external bleeding - The herb is very beneficial in controlling both internal and external bleedings such as bleeding gums, peptic ulcers and piles.
  • Helps treat Arthritis - The herb’s anti-inflammatory helps in relieving joint pains, swelling and rheumatic symptoms. When applied to joints, this herb can do miracles. Its anti bacterial and anti inflammatory properties can also help in treating Arthritis.
  • Helps in treating various cardiovascular ailments – It helps in lowering blood pressure levels and various pulmonary diseases. High blood pressure can lead to many health issues and increases risk of heart attacks and strokes. This herb is very useful in reducing the level of blood pressure in body and boosting a steady flow of blood. High blood pressure can also damage arteries and pose fatal health risks owing heart failure, brain damage and dementia. Alcohol consumption can lead to high blood pressure and thus, this herb can be very helpful in relieving a person from such symptoms.
  • Helps treat various gastrointestinal ailments – Sinhparni helps in treating dyspepsia and various gastrointestinal problems. Alcohol consumption can lead to gastrointestinal problems such as constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, anal disorders, structural disorders, hemorrhoids, perianal infections, diverticular diseases etc. the sinhparni herbs helps relieve such ailments.
  • Helps in easing pain – Chronic body pains can be relieved with the help of “Malabar Nut”. It helps in anti-inflammation and boosting immunity.



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