Formulation and evaluation of Vasaka granules for asthma

  • Mayuri S Bangar
  • Chetana D Balsaraf
  • Sampada K Dhamdhere
  • Salim G Patel
  • S. L Jadhav
  • D. D. Gaikwad


Asthma is a chronic disease of bronchi which usually requires continuous medical care. Approaches for drug formulation that easy to administer especially for chronic diseases can form valuable therapy.Azathodavasica is a plant believed to have several therapeutic effects including antiasthmatic properties.It is the leaves,which are of great importance for asthma. Azathodavasicaneesbelonging to family Acanthaceae, it is found mainly in India It is also called as vasaka. vasaka herb is used for treating cold cough and asthma. It is a well-knownayurvedic medicine for expectorant and helps to ease out the phlegm.Vasaka leaves contain quinazoline alkaloids such as vasicinone, vasicine, vasicinol, vasicol granules can be used for the treatment of asthma as they offer advantages such as faster disintegration and dissolution as compare to tablet capsules.1

Keywords: vasicinone, vasicine, vasicol, Acanthaceae, Azathoda.


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Bangar, M. S., Balsaraf, C. D., Dhamdhere, S. K., Patel, S. G., Jadhav, S. L., & Gaikwad, D. D. (2019). Formulation and evaluation of Vasaka granules for asthma. Journal of Drug Delivery and Therapeutics, 9(2-s), 296-299.