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STUDY OF HERBAL FORMULATION CONSISTING OF VARIOUS INDIGENOUS PLANTS FOR THEIR ANTI-ASTHMATIC ACTIVITY IN EXPERIMENTAL ANIMALS

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Author(s): Patil S.S

Journal: International Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Pharmacy
ISSN 2229-3566

Volume: 1;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 515;
Date: 2010;
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Keywords: antiasthma | Ayurveda | Passiflora incarnate | Passiflora incarnate | Adhatoda vasica | Ocimum sanctum

ABSTRACT
Asthma is defined as a disease characterized by wide variation over short period of time in resistance to flow in intrapulmonary airways. Presently synthetic drugs used in asthma are known to show various side-effects and cases of resistance cases are also common. Ayurveda being a time tested system offers safe and effective remedy against asthma. Four drugs selected are Passiflora incarnate, Passiflora incarnate, Adhatoda vasica, Ocimum sanctum. All these drugs are mentioned in Ayurveda at a dose of 500mg they produce effective results. They are tested on various models and are selected on their pharmacological basis as they target specific etiological factors in asthma. Testing was done for their animal activities (preclinical trials). Seven different methods of pharmacological antiasthmatic testing protocols were used for this purpose.

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