Adhatoda vasica: a critical review of ethnopharmacological and toxicological data
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
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the major data on traditional uses as well as ethnopharmacological and toxicological studies, both published and unpublished, are reviewed and commented upon.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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2000. Vol. 72, no 1-2, 1-20 p.
Adhatoda vasica, Herbal remedy, Ethnopharmacology, Toxicity, Vasicine
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-50637DOI: 10.1016/S0378-8741(00)00225-7OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-50637DiVA: diva2:78545