Andographis 500 ml Herbal Liquid, Bioceuticals

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.[1] Because it grows so abundantly, andrographis has widespread use as a household remedy throughout its native habitats.[2]

Ayurvedic texts refer to andrographis as the ‘king of bitters’ where it was traditionally indiicated for a wide range of health issues.[3]

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.[3] TCM also uses andrographis to dry systemic ‘dampness.’ [4]




Andographis 500 ml Herbal Liquid

  • Andrographis appears to have a very low toxicity risk.[2]
  • The lack of controlled studies over a significant time period means that interactions and contraindications are theoretical rather than evidential: Avoid prescribing in pregnancy and lactation as safety parameters are unknown.[2]
  • Avoid prescription for patients with known Acanthacea plant family allergies.[2]
  • Because andrographis appears to have antiplatelet and anticoagulation activity, it is best avoided for patients taking antiplatelet or anticoagulation drugs.[2]
  • Andrographis may theoretically interact beneficially with hepatotoxic drugs due to its hepatoprotective effects.[2]
  • Use with caution for patients taking immunosuppressant therapies as andrographis appears to stimulate immunity.[2]
  • Andrographis may potentiate the effects of barbituates, hypoglycaemic agents and drugs metabolised by the cytochrome P450 system – prescribe with care.[2]


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