- Vasa is a popular drug to relieve cough and asthma since ancient times. It liquefies mucous obstructing air ways and helps to ease breathing. It is useful in chronic bronchitis, bronchiolitis, voice disorders and all lung related conditions, including tuberculosis. It causes an increase in platelet numbers and is therefore useful in thrombocytopenia (conditions where the platelet count drops to dangerously low levels). Vasa leaves are used to alleviate pain in Rheumatoid arthritis, Osteoarthritis, lumbar pain, sprains and inflammation. Its hepato- protective action improves liver function and is useful in treatment of jaundice.
Locally known as: Malabar Nut/Adulsa
Active Constituents: Vasicine
Dosage: One capsule twice a day after food or as directed by physician.