MALABAR NUT (ADHATHODA VASICA)
It can be used to join broken bones.

Eat 10 flowers daily to gain strength and face brightness.

Farmers use Adhathoda as a manure, pesticide, fuel for water purification and for medicinal purposes. It is used as a hedge plant to prevent goats and other animals from entering the cultivated fields. It is also used around betel gardens to protect the creeper from hot winds. The leaves are used to cover wet seeds about to be sown for a second crop in order to induce sprouting. Leaves of Adhathoda are used by farmers to kill aquatic weeds which form thick floating mats and prevent tillering in rice fields.

CLOTHES PROTECTION
Keep Adathoda Vasica leaves among the clothes.

Adathoda can be used as a manure, pesticide, fuel, for water purification and for medicinal purposes.

FENCE
It is used as a hedge plant to prevent goats and other animals from entering the fields.

BED FOR VATHA DISEASES
Collect the leaves of Nochchi (Tamil), Tamarind, Ekka (Kannada), Pungan (Tamil), Adathoda Vasica, Wild Castor plant and Leucas Aspera and dry them in shade. Spread them on a bed. Cover with a thin cloth. Dry in sun. the patient should sleep on this bed at nights to get rid of all the Vatha diseases.

BETEL GARDENS
Adathoda plants can be planted around Betel gardens to protect the creeper from hot winds.

SPROUTING SEEDS
Adathoda leaves can be used to cover wet seeds about to be sown for a second crop to induce sprouting.

MANURE
Adathoda leaves can be used as manure in Rice, Potato and Maize fields. The leaves should be chopped and applied prior to planting where they decompose rapidly, within 7 to 10 days in summer. This controls termite infestation. Rice treated with Adathoda leaves at the rate of 10 tonnes of leaves per hectare yielded 40% more than rice treated with equivalent amounts of chemical fertilisers.