Occurrence : Found in wastelands
Habit : Shrub
Parts used : Leaves, roots
Medicinal uses : Bronchial troubles, asthma, cough, consumption dysentery, diarrhoea, abortifacient, hemorrhage.
Chemical Constituents : Leaves contain Alcaloid vasicine, therapeutic properties attributed to vasicine and essential oil. 1- Vasicine same as synthetic 1-Peganine. Leaves and roots antispasmodic efficacious in coughs. Drug useful as expedctorant and mild bronchial antispasmodic. Crystalline substance oroxylin in the bark of root. Adhatodic acid, bitter substance pectin.