Sitopaladi Churna As Anti-Tussive: A Review
“SitopaladiChurna” is an Ayurvedic preparation used as an antitussive, analgesic and antipyretic. The present study reports on the anti-tussive activity of the macerated extract of SitopaladiChurna by comparison to other marketed formulations as well as reference drug Codeine phosphate using the acetic acid induced cough models in guinea pigs. The percentage inhibition of bouts of cough for in-house formulation was very significant compared to the standard as well as other marketed formulations. Thus the present study justifies the traditional claims of SitopaladiChurna in the treatment of cough.