Directions for taking Vasaka
1 or 2 capsules with meals.
Pure Vasaka from Himalaya Herbals
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Botanical Name : : ADHATODA VASICA
Family Name: : ACANTHACEAE
Common Name: : MALABAR NUT
The plant grows in plains & in lower Himalayan ranges upto 1000 m above sea level.
Principle constituents of Malabur nuts are the several alkaloids present and chief principle being 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 for the respiratory tract. The leaves, flowers, fruits and roots are extensively used for providing respiratory comfort and lung health. It acts as a sedative-expectorant, antispasmodic and anthelmintic. It is a bronchial antiseptic, bronchodilator and expectorant.
The roots, leaves and flowers and active principles of the plant possess a number of pharmacological properties.
Vasaka in Ayurveda
In Ayurveda, the Vasaka rasa is considered to be bitter and astringent. Its veerya is cooling, vipaka is pungent and its gunas are light and drying.
Vasaka Research and Clinical Studies
The leaves of the plant contain the alkaloid vasicine (C11H12N2O), which is responsible for the small but persistent bronchodilatation, and an essential oil which is chiefly responsible for the expectorant action. The leaves and roots contain other alkaloids, vasicinone, vasicinolone and vasicol, which may contribute to the bronchodilatory effect through anticholinergic action on the vagal innervation of the bronchii. The bronchodilation effect is considerably increased after atropine administration. Studies have also shown vasa to be effective in the treatment of amlapitta (dyspepsia) and pyorrhea . The in vitro growth of several strains of Mycoplasma tuberculosis was inhibited by the essential oil at concentrations in the range of 2-20 ug/ml. . There has also been a report of thrombopoetic (platelet-increasing) activity with vasicine
The pharmacological action and therapeutic properties of A. vasica have been studied by Chopra (Indian J. med. Res., 1925, 13, 205). These are attributed to vasicine and the essential oil. The alkaloid produces a slight fall of the blood pressure followed by a rise to the original level, and an increase in the amplitude of heart beats and a slowing of the rhythm. It has a slight, but persistent, broncho-dilator effect. The fluid extract of the leaves relieves cough and bronchial spasms and liquefies sputum.
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