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Andrographis (Andrographis paniculata) in the acanthus family (Acanthaceae) is an erect, branched annual, 1-3' tall with small pink or white flowers with brown or purple spots. Native to the Indian subcontinent, the aerial parts have many uses, including treating chronic and intermittent fever, sore throat, malaria, inflammation, cough, bronchitis, skin diseases, intestinal worms, dyspepsia, flatulence, colic, colitis, diarrhea, dysentery, urinary infection, and hemorrhoids.

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Please enjoy this information on andrographis made available through the generosity of Natural Remedies' adoption.




Additional ABC Andrographis Resources 

HerbalGram articles

Andrographis Profile. 2015;105:1-5


Pharmacology and Clinical Effects of Andrographis. HC# 051144-432, 09/15/2011.

Andrographis Extract Shown to Provide Relief for Common Cold Symptoms. HC# 041051-399, 4/30/2010

Review of Trials that Studied the Efficacy of Andrographis in the Treatment of Upper Respiratory Tract Infections. HC# 120154-306, 6/15/2006

Traditional Chinese Herb Andrographis Successfully Treats Cold Symptoms. HC# 090504-221, 11/27/2002

Andrographis Monograph. HC# 100611-210, 4/8/2002 


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