Vasaka

Healing power and curative properties
The leaves, roots and the flower are extensively used in indigenous medicine as a remedy for cold, cough, bronchitis and asthma.

Bronchitis and asthma
In acute stages of bronchitis it gives unfailing relief, especially where the sputum is thick and sticky. It liquefies the sputum so that it is brought up more easily. Also effective in relief of asthma.
A unique herb that helps support the bronchial function with broncho-dilatory, expectorant and mucolytic properties. It normalizes lung function.

Cough
For cough leaves of the plant are boiled in water, strained and mixed with honey and can be taken. This decoction gives relief within a few minutes. Similarly a confection of Vasaka flowers eaten twice daily give relieves from cough.

Tuberculosis
In Ayurveda a preparation made from Vasaka flowers is used to treat tuberculosis. A few fresh petals of Vasaka flowers should be bruised and put in a pot of clay. Some sugar crystals are added and the jar kept in the sun .It should be stirred every morning and evening. The preserve is ready for use in about a month.