Each 1mL contains herbal extract equiv. to dry:
|Andrographis paniculata (andrographis) aerial parts||500mg|
Solvents: 45% organic cane ethanol, 55% mountain spring water
Latin name: Andrographis paniculata
Family: Acanthaceae (acanthus)
Common names: king of bitters, Indian echinacea, chiretta
Parts used: aerial parts
Andrographis is a traditional Ayurvedic herb that is commonly found growing in the plains and undergrowths of India, from the base of the Himalayas towards Sri Lanka in the south. Because it grows so abundantly, andrographis has widespread use as a household remedy throughout its native habitats.
Ayurvedic texts refer to andrographis as the ‘king of bitters’ where it was traditionally indiicated for a wide range of health issues.
In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), andrographis is considered to be an energetically ‘cold’ medicine, used to dispel heat and toxicity in the lungs, throat and urinary tract. TCM also uses andrographis to dry systemic ‘dampness.’