Justicia adhatoda, commonly known in English as Malabar nut, adulsa, adhatoda, vasa, vasaka, is a medicinal plant native to Asia, widely used in Siddha Medicine, Ayurvedic, homeopathy and Unani systems of medicine
Vasaka capsules contain the pyrroquinazoline alkaloids, including vasicine, vasicol and vasinone constituents that provides overall support of the respiratory function. Cough, cold medicine comes with anti-inflammatory, antitussive and bronchodilatory action that eases congestion and coughing by helping loosen and thin mucus in airways.
Vasaka capsules are indicated for treating productive cough, bronchitis and bronchial asthma. Regular intake of this medicine improves overall lung functions.
Usage and Indication:
- Acts as anti-inflammatory,
- Acts as antitussive
- Acts as bronchodilatory
- Treating productive cough, bronchitis and bronchial asthma 5.Improves lung functions.
The leaves of Justicia adhatoda contains phytochemicals such as alkaloids, tannins, saponins, phenolics and flavonoids.The most important is vasicine a quinazoline alkaloid. The vasicine yield of the herbage has been measured as 0.541 to 1.1% by dry weight.