Andrographis paniculata (Barm.f.) Nees

Nota de alcance (en)

Origin: Native to Indian subcontinent and cultivated elsewhere.[

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Cool and bitter in taste, controls phlegm and gall bladder function, stimu­lates appetite, reduces fever, and is particularly good as a remedy for children.

Whole plant:
Made into medicines that reduce fever, aid digestion, and give strength. The liquid from boiling the plant is used to treat headaches, indigestion, loose bowels, dysentery, shooting pains from gas in the intestines, and fevers; can also be mixed with powdered zee-hpyu, hpan-khar (Terminalia chebula) and thit hseint (Terminalia bellerica) to remedy edema, abdominal swelling, leprosy, headaches, stiff neck, and diz­ziness.

Used in medicines that lower fever, neutralize poisons, and treat the gall bladder, as well as in making of shar-put-hsay (commonly used traditional medicine in form of grayish brown powder rolled into nuggets).

Leaf and Root:
Used as febrifuge, stomachic, tonic and anthelmintic.

Throughout India, from Himachal Pradesh to Assam and Mizoram, and all over southern India.

Hepatoprotective, cholinergic, antispasmodic, stomachic, anthelmintic, alterative, blood purifier, febrifuge. It acts well on the liver, promoting secretion of bile. Used in jaundice and torpid liver, flatulence and diarrhoea of children, colic, strangulation of intestines and splenomegaly; also for cold and upper respiratory tract infections.

The herb is contraindicated in bleeding disorders, hypotension, as well as male and female sterility (exhibited infertility in laboratory animals).

Nota bibliográfica (en)

1) A guide to medicinal plants / Hwee Ling, Koh; Tung Kian, Chua; Chay Hoon, Tan. Singapore:  World vScientific Public Co. Pte. Ltd., 2009. p 289 p.

2) DeFilipps, Robert A.; Krupnick, Gary A. / PhytoKeys, v. 102. - - p. 1 - 314,  2018.

3) Khare, C.P./ Indian Medicinal Plants. -- Nueva Dheli: Springer, 2007 . - p. 836.

Andrographis paniculata (Barm.f.) Nees
Término aceptado: 07-Feb-2019