ANDROGRAPHIS (ANDROGRAPHIS PENICULATA)
Supports the Heart, Digestive System, and Immune System.
In Ayurvedic tradition, Andrographis, commonly known as Kalmegh or “King of Bitters” has long been used as a bitter tonic, to promote digestion and appetite and to promote regularity. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Andrographis is considered bitter and cold and is used to clear heat.
WHAT IS ANDROGRAPHIS USED FOR?
Andrographis has been primarily studied to support immune system health at the onset by supporting healthy levels of immune cells in the blood. Investigations from the Sichuan Traditional Medicine Research Institution showed Andrographis provided acute support for the immune system, particularly in maintaining normal body temperature. Andrographis contains bitter constituents that are believed to have immune-stimulating and anti-inflammatory actions. Andrographis, with its immune system–enhancing actions, has been shown to reduce the severity of the common cold and may prevent the onset of a cold in healthy people.