Pharmacological Characterization of the Antiasthmatic Constituent of the Leaves of Asystasia Gangetica (L.) Anderson (ACANTHACEAE)



Asthma is currently a worldwide problem, with increasing prevalence in both children and adults and prevalence rate of 5 - 10% has been reported for Nigeria.
The pathophysiological features of the disease are bronchoconstriction, airway
hyperresponsiveness and chronic inflammation. Drugs used in the management
include bronchodilators which are short-term relievers and anti-inflammatory
drugs which are long-term controllers