The Herb Latin Names Adhatoda zeylanica Medic. / Adhatoda vasica Nees. English Names Malabar Nut, Vasaka Sanskrit / Indian Names Shwetavasa, Vasa, Vasaka Its principal constituents are the several alkaloids present of which the major constituent is a quinazoline alkaloid, vasicine. The leaves are rich in vitamin C and carotene and yield an essential oil. The shrub is the source of the drug, well known in indigenous systems of medicine for its beneficial effects, particularly in bronchitis. The leaves, flowers, fruits and roots are extensively used for treating cold, cough, whooping-cough, chronic bronchitis and asthma. It acts as a sedative-expectorant, antispasmodic and anthelmintic. The leaf-juice is stated to cure diarrhea, dysentery and glandular tumors, and is given as an emmenagogue. The powder is reported to be used as a poultice on rheumatic joints, as a counter-irritant on inflammatory swellings, on fresh wounds, urticaria and in neuralgia. The leaves, roots and flowers and active principles of the plant possess a number of pharmacological properties and are used in cough, chronic bronchitis, rheumatism, asthma and bronchial asthma. It is a bronchial antiseptic, bronchodilator and expectorant. Click here to view detailed Herbal Monograph Action A unique herb that helps support the bronchial function with broncho dilatory, expectorant and mucolytic properties. It restores lung function. Indications Vasaka is beneficial in Bronchitis Bronchial asthma Dosage* 1 capsule twice a day after meals with water.Please maintain an hour’s gap between intake of our products and other allopathic drugs. * Recommended only at the age of 14 years and above. Chromatograph The chromatograph is representative of the quality and consistency of the drug. Every single capsule of Himalaya Pure Herbs has identical chromatographs, indicative of highest standards of quality maintained by us. The pure herb bought by you anywhere in the world provides you with the same goodness. References Amin, A.H., Chemical and pharmacological studies of vasicinone. A new alkaloid from A. vasica., India J. Pharm., 1961, 23, 117. Malhotra, S.C. Edr., Pharmacological Investigations of Certain Medicinal Plants and Compound Formulations used in Ayurveda and Siddha, CCRAS, New Delhi, 1996, 367.