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Adhatoda vasica: a critical review of ethnopharmacological and toxicological data
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Division of Pharmacognosy.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Division of Pharmacognosy.
2000 (English)In: Journal of Ethnopharmacology, ISSN 0378-8741, E-ISSN 1872-7573, Vol. 72, no 1-2, 1-20 p.Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Adhatoda vasica (L.) Nees is a well-known plant drug in Ayurvedic and Unani medicine. It has been used for the treatment of various diseases and disorders, particularly for the respiratory tract ailments. During the last 20 years, several scientific reports on oxytocic and abortifacient effects of vasicine and alkaloid derived from the plant have appeared. This leads to questions concerning the safety of A. vasica as a herbal medicine. In this article, the major data on traditional uses as well as ethnopharmacological and toxicological studies, both published and unpublished, are reviewed and commented upon. The data have been evaluated from the point of view of correctness, reliability, relevance and importance for the overall evaluation of the safety of A. vasica.

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2000. Vol. 72, no 1-2, 1-20 p.
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Adhatoda vasica, Herbal remedy, Ethnopharmacology, Toxicity, Vasicine
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-50637DOI: 10.1016/S0378-8741(00)00225-7OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-50637DiVA: diva2:78545
Available from: 2008-10-17 Created: 2008-10-17 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved

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