Ayurvedic Medicine for Cough and Throat Infection
Also known as Malabar nut tree, Vasaka is known the world over for its Ayurvedic properties. Used extensively for the treatment of respiratory diseases like Bronchitis, Vasaka gives unfailing relief, liquefying the sputum even in severe cases Vasaka has broncho-dilatory and mucolytic characteristics that support the bronchial functions, normalizing lung functions. It also has therapeutic and curative effects.
Vasaka is a tiny, evergreen bush that is primarily known for its oil, which also has healing properties for skin conditions. Leaves of vasaka contain an alkaloid called vasicine. Animals typically avoid consuming vasaka leaves because of their harsh taste, and hence animals generally do not eat them. The herb usually grows in subtropical regions.