Vasaka Leaves Powder (Adhatoda Vasica) is an important herb growing on plains all-over India and in the lower Himalayans, up to a range of 1000 meters above sea level. The leaves, roots and flowers of Vasaka (Adhatoda Vasica) are used extensively in traditional Indian medicine for thousands of years to help to recover from respiratory disorders such as asthma, inflammation in bronchus, cough and other lung & bronchiole disorders. The soothing action of Vasaka helps irritation in the throat and the expectorant action will help loosen phlegm deposits in the airway & expel it out.
In Ayurveda, it is mentioned that Vasaka Leaves Powder or Adulsa or Vasa helps to reduce extra heat from the body. The powder supports purification of toxic blood and fever reducing properties. Adulsa or Vasaka Powder also helps to maintain proper functioning of heart and blood glucose level.
Chemical analysis of Vasaka has found presence of alkaloid Vasicine which has shown remarkable bronchodilator activity. It should be given regularly in morning and evening empty stomach with warm water or honey to help to relieve symptoms of cough & breathlessness due to spasms in bronchi. It has been used to help control both internal and external bleeding such as peptic ulcers, haemorrhoids and bleeding gums. Water extract of the powder helps adequate intake of oxygen and proper functioning of lungs, which in turn provides oxygenated blood to heart muscles & various organs.
Helps to dilate bronchus and remove extra phlegm
Helps to reduce extra heat from the body
Regular intake helps as anti-allergic in cold and skin problems
Externally, helps to heal wounds and ulcers
Take ½ to 1 teaspoon with 1 teaspoon ginger juice and 2 teaspoon honey, morning and evening on an empty stomach.
A hot fomentation of powder with hot water applied on joints helps to reduce pain and inflammation.