Vasaka is a very important medicinal herb where leaf, root, flower and whole plant is used for many drug formulations. Vasaka is a tall, much-branched, dense, evergreen shrub, with large, lance-shaped leaves. Flowers in dense, short spikes; stalks of the spikes shorter than leaves.
Leaf-like structures called bracts, present on the spikes; these are conspicuously veined. The plant is native of India, occurs throughout the plains and in the lower regions of Himalaya. It is used for many medicinal uses as well as health benefits.
Vasaka comprises the fresh or dried leaves of the plant. Leaves contain an alkaloid vasicine, and an essential oil. The chief use of Vasaka is as an expectorant; it is given in the form of juice, syrup or decoction.
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