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Request PDF on ResearchGate | On Jan 1, , A.K. Gangwar and others published Medicinal uses and pharmacological activity of Adhatoda vasica. Ethnomedicinal uses. All the parts of Adhatoda vasica has been used for their curative effects from ancient times (Atal, ). It has. been used. The present survey of this plant reveals that Adhatoda vasica Nees belonging to family Acanthaceae, commonly known as Adosa, is found many regions of India.

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Vasaka (Malabar nut) Medicinal Uses, Benefits and Side Effects

Flowers in dense, short spikes; stalks of the spikes shorter than leaves. Vasaka is a very important medicinal herb where leaf, root, flower and whole plant is used for many drug formulations. Randomized trial of a fixed combination KanJang of herbal extracts uss Adhatoda vasica, Echinacea purpurea and Eleutherococcus senticosus in patients with upper respiratory tract infections.

Anti-ulcer activity of Adhatoda vasica Nees.

This product is endorsed by many doctors worldwide. The drug Vasaka comprises the fresh or dried leaves mediicnal the plant. One such herb is Vasaka very important herb for the treatment of bronchitis and tuberculosis.


Vasaka is a tall, much-branched, dense, evergreen shrub, with large, lance-shaped leaves. Review on pharmacological actions of medicinal plants meidcinal in ethnoveterinary practices in Namakkal district of Tamil Nadu V. Snell Journal of ethnopharmacology Leave a Reply Cancel reply.

Activity of bromhexine and ambroxol, semi-synthetic derivatives of vasicine from the Indian shrub Adhatoda vasica, against Mycobacterium tuberculosis in vitro.

Medicinal uses and Pharmacological activity of Adhatoda vasica

From This Paper Figures, tables, and topics from this paper. The chief use of Vasaka is as an mddicinal it is given in the form of juice, syrup or decoction.

The plant is native of India, occurs throughout the plains and in the lower regions of Himalaya. By clicking accept or vasiica to use the site, you agree to the terms outlined in our Privacy PolicyTerms of Serviceand Dataset License. For this help I hope that I will get full marks in the project…Thank you so much.

Vasaka (Malabar nut) Medicinal Uses, Benefits and Side Effects

Justicia Pharmacology Acanthaceae Bronchitis, Chronic. Leaves contain vasicine, a quinazoline alkaloid and an essential oil. Commonly used Indian abortifacient plants with special reference to their teratologic effects in rats.

WiesenfeldRobert L. Jayant N Dhuley Journal of ethnopharmacology References Publications referenced by this paper. Vasaka or Adhatoda vasica or Malabar nut is an important Ayurvedic medicinal herb. Chewing Plant Leaves Pharmacy field. It is used for many medicinal uses as well as health benefits. Veena DeoBK. Sprando Toxicology reports Antitussive effect of Yses vasica extract on mechanical or chemical stimulation-induced coughing in animals.


Vasica is most well-known for its effectiveness in treating respiratory conditions. Showing of 27 references.

I really get a great help from this information……. It is used as expectorant, antispasmodic, anthelmintic, antiseptic and bronchodilator. VohraPaddy L. It softens the thick sputum, facilitates its coming out and thus brings about quick relief adhafoda bronchitis. FlynnSanah N. It is the leaves, which are of great importance. The fresh leaves of Vasica are chewed, sometimes with ginger, by yogis, or sadhus, because of their stimulant effect on the respiratory system.

The expectorant activity is due to stimulation of bronchial glands. The Ethnobotany of Kharan district, Balochistan, Pakistan. Leaves contain an alkaloid vasicine, and an essential oil.

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