Information on Andrographis

Latin NameAndrographis paniculata
Other NamesGreen chiretta
Part UsedWhole Plant
Herb FormsCapsule, tablet, tincture, bulk herb for tea.
AffectsDigestive system, Respiratory system
CautionsNot for long-term use; avoid if you have a weak stomach.
DescriptionAndrographis is a cold, bitter herb used in Chinese medicine to clear the body of heat toxins, especially in the respiratory, urinary, and digestive tracts. It is indicated for lung and throat infections with lung abscess or sore throat, urinary tract infections, bowel infections with diarrhea, and skin problems such as boils and abscesses.
Modern research has shown the herb to possess antibacterial and antiviral activity.
Andrographis has a taste of BITTER and a temperature of COLD.

Dosages

TypeDosage
Decoction9-12 gr daily

Ailments Treated by Andrographis

AilmentTreatment SupportApplication
Infectionsantibacterialcapsule, tincture, tea
Abscessantibacterialcapsules, tincture, tea
Bladder infectionantibacterialtincture, capsule, tea
HIV (human immunodeficiency virus)antiviraltablets, tincture, tea
Bowel dysbiosisantibacterial, antiviraltincture, capsules, tablets