Effective respiratory care
Vasaka (Malabar Nut Tree/Adhatoda zeylanica) is well known in Ayurveda for
its beneficial effects in respiratory ailments, particularly as an expectorant in
bronchitis. The leaves, flowers, fruits and roots are used extensively for treating
cold, cough, whooping-cough, chronic bronchitis and asthma. Vasaka grows
throughout India, up to an altitude of 1,300 meters.
Vasaka contains the pyrroquinazoline alkaloids, including vasicine, vasicol
and vasinone along with other minor constituents. Vasicine and vasinone are
the major bioactive constituents of Vasaka which have bronchodilatory and
antitussive properties. The alkaloids present in the plant show significant
protection against allergen-induced bronchial obstruction.
Respiratory care: Vasaka exhibits anti-inflammatory, antitussive and
bronchodilatory action which eases congestion and coughing by helping loosen
andthin mucus in airways. Vasaka relieves dyspnea by dilating the airways and
improves overall lung functions. The herb is an excellent supportive therapy
for symptomatic relief in tuberculosis and pulmonary infections.
- Productive cough
- Bronchial asthma
One capsule, twice a day or as directed by your physician
Each capsule contains 250mg extract of Vasaka
Note: Since Himalaya’s Pure Herbs are in capsule form, some children below
14 years may find it difficult to swallow them. For this reason, Pure Herbs are
recommended for children ages 14 and above.
The information on this page is not intended to be a substitute for professional
medical advice. Do not use this information to diagnose or treat your problem
without consulting your doctor.