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An Indian herb (Andrographis paniculata) that is alleged to be of value in treating cardiovascular disease and disorders of the gastrointestinal system. Some studies have suggested it may be useful as an anticarcinogenic agent.
[G. aner, andros, man, + graphis, stylus, pencil]
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The new trial at 20 surgeries in South East England centres on a South Asian herbal remedy called andrographis, pictured, for patients suffering from colds and flu.
It contains a comprehensive and unique formulation of adaptogenic herb andrographis, elderberry, echinacea, vitamin C, and zinc to keep a person's immune system strong and healthy.
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Vikrama P, Gopal GR.(2013) Evaluation of anti-bacterial and anti-oxidant potential of andrographolide and echiodinin isolated from callus culture of Andrographis paniculata Nees.
Hepatoprotective activity of aqueous extract of Andrographis paniculata.
Gentamicin Induced Oxidative Stress on Renal Antioxidant Parameters and its Ameiloration by Andrographis Paniculata in Rats.
This formula contains Andrographis extract, which is fabulous for boosting your immune system and helping you fight off these bugs.
This observation is consistent with that of Karami et al [5], who reported that dietary supplementation of turmeric and Andrographis paniculata leaves had minimal impact on the muscle FA composition of longissimus dorsi muscle in Kacang goats.
Andrographolide, a diterpene lactone obtained from Andrographis paniculata, has extensive pharmacologic effects such as anti-inflammatory, anti-diarrhea, anti-HIV, anti-malarial, hepatoprotective, anticancer, antioxidant, and antihyperglycemic properties.
Tefroli (b) (Each 5 ml contains extracts of Tephrosia purpurea 400mg, Eclipta alba 200mg, Phyllanthus niruri 200mg, Andrographis paniculata 100mg, Terminalia chebula 100mg and Ocimum sanctum 100mg) @ 25 ml PO BID for ten days; 2 boli of 1.5 gm OD hematinic preparation; Bol.
Andrographis paniculata is a medicinal herb that is widely used in China and other parts of Asia for the treatment of upper respiratory tract infections, fever, and diarrhea (5,6).