A cough is a natural reflex to clear the airways of irritants. Acute coughs that normally last for three weeks are caused by the common cold or other infections such as sinusitis or pneumonia. Branolia Chemical Works believes that herbs are one of the best antidotes to fight these diseases. Branolia’s Bitocough made out of ingredients like Vasak, Pipul, Tulsi, and Jasthimadhu is a cough syrup with no side effects.
Branolia’s Bitocough is developed after an extensive research. One of the vital ingredients that have been used to develop Branolia’s Bitocough is Vasak or Adhatoda vasica.
Vasak or Adhatoda vasica
This important herb is found extensively in India and is popular for treating respiratory tract diseases. All the parts of this plant, the leaves, flowers, roots and even parts of the stem are used for treating cough and cold. It is also used for treating chronic diseases like a whooping cough, chronic bronchitis, and asthma and moreover mostly as an expectorant and antispasmodic. (Source: Pandita K, Bhatia MS, Thappa RK, Agarwal SG, Dhar KL, Atal CK. Seasonal variation of alkaloids of Adhatoda vasica and detection of glycosides and N-oxides of vasicine and vasicinone. Planta Medica 1983; 48:81-82.)
Vasak has been used for centuries in India for healing wounds. After extensive research conducted on buffalo calves, it was found an extract of this herb was highly effective.However, the alcoholic extract of Adhatoda vasica was found to be most effective. ( Source: Bhargava MK, Singh H, Kumar A. Evaluation of Adhatoda vasica as a wound healing agent in buffaloes. Clinical, mechanical and biochemical studies. Indian Veterinary Journal 1988; 65(1):33.)
Pipul or Ficus Religiosa
Pipul, also commonly known as the sacred fig and has been used in traditional herbal medicine for more than 50 years.Mainly the seeds, bark, leaves, fruit,latex, and roots are considered important for therapeutic purposes.Extensive research has proved that it can be used in the treatment of various diseases like diabetes, respiratory disorders, gastric problem etc. (Source: B.Vinutha, D.Prashanth, K.Salma, S.L.Sreeja, D.Pratiti, R.Padmaja, S.Radhika, A.Amit, K.Venkateshwarlu, M.Deepak, “Screening activity of selected Indian medicinal plant for acetylcholinesterase inhibitory activity”, Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 109: 359-363, 2007). It was also found that the leaf extract of F. religiosa has potential anti-inflammatory activity. (Source: R.M.Charde, H.J.Dhongade, M.S.Charde, A.V.Kasture, “Evaluation of antioxidant, wound healing and anti-inflammatory activity of ethanolic extract of leaves of Ficus religiosa”, International Journal of Pharma Sciences and Research, 1: 73-82, 2010).
Branolia’s Bitocough has been fortified with tulsi, and Jasthimadhu to give desired results. The herbs have been carefully selected by the Branolia team to work together to give relief during acute respiratory tract infection. Bitocough from Branolia Chemical Work has been found to be effective and with no side – effects.