EVIDENCE SUMMARY REPORT

1.Recommended use or purpose :

Helps Support The Bronchial Function in the way by : Ocimum Sanctum :The herbaceous plant commonly known as Holy basil or Tulsi,commonly
found throughout the south Asian region and are widely used by the traditional medical practitioners for curing various diseases in their day by day practicees.The plant grows wild in india but also widely cultivated in homes and temple gardens.A part from religious significance,it has a long history of medicinal use and is mentioned in CHARAK SAMHITA the ancient textbook of Ayurveda,have been recommended for the treatment of Bronchitis,bronchial asthama,dysentery,dyspepsia,skin diseases,chronic fever Reference: 1)Singh et al 1980,kirtikar & Basu,Wagne & winterhoff 1994,warier 1995a, 2)Nadkararni AK,Nadkarni KM,Indian Materia Medica(Published by Popular Prakasan Pvt Ltd Bombay)1976.

Glycyrrhiza Glabra :It is also known as Liquorice,habitat in Arebia,Persian
Gulf,Afghanistan,Turkestan,Asi-Minor,Siberia etc,it grows in the sub tropical warm temperate regions of china and upto 2m high found cultivated in Europe.Liquorice has been used in medicine for more than 4000 years.The earliest record of its use in medicine is found in code Humnubari (2100 BC),also mentioned in Assyrian herbal(2000BC).In Traditional Siddha system of medicine,liquorice is used as a Expectorant,anti tussive,laxative and sweetener.Some people use liquorice for sore throat,bronchitis,cough and infections caused by bacteria or viruses. Liquorice most commonly used for treating upper respiratory ailments including cough ,hoarseness ,sore throat and Bronchitis Reference: 1)Medline Plus U.S National Library Of Medicine NIH National Institute Of Health- page 1 to 6 2)The Indian Materia Medica by Dr.K.M NADKARNI -vol 1-,page582 to 584

The drug possesses abortifacient activity and significant antimicrobial activity againt gingival inflammation and pyorrhoea.Charaka Samhita has classified the drug under mucolytic and expectorant drugs.This is not to say that it always cures all these diseases but it does give immediate relief.The bronchodilatory and expectorant properties of the leaves are attributed to vasicine.Walter) Adhatoda Vasica:Adhatoda Vaisca also called Malabar nut tree. Reference: 1) Dr.Nadkarni s material medica Vol one Bombay Popular Prakashan -Pg.In Ayurvedic medicine Adhatoda vasica has been used for a multitude of disorders.Journal OF chemical and Pharmaceutical Research article.H*.Being a very good expectorant.pg 240 to 245. 2) Indian Herbal Pharmacopoeia Revised New edition 2002 published by IDMA Indain Drug Manufacturer Association.and used to help with cough and other symptoms of colds.M.pg 29 to 38 3).it grows all over the india in lower Himalayan ranges.-page no 246 to253.K.vol 1.it draws out all kapha(phlegm)accumulated in the lungs.part 1. 4)The Ayurvedic Pharmocopoeia of India.Review Article Nalini Sofia.pg 122 .582 to 584.3)Indian Herbal Pharmacopoeia Revised Edition 2002.Thomas M.