Adhatoda vasica (syn. Justicia adhatoda ) commonly known as Malabar Nut is a small evergreen plant in the family Acanthaceae. It's native of Asia, grows wild in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Nepal. Its broad and smooth-edged, lanceolate leaves measuring 4 to 6 inches in length and 2 inches wide. The flower has large, white petals, streaked with purple on the lower lip. The fruit is a small capsule with 4 seeds. It's traditionally used for the treatment of many ailments including fever, rheumatism, cough, asthma, bronchitis and tuberculosis. It is the provincial flower of the Punjab province of Pakistan. In local language Pashto it's known as Bhekkar.