Andrographis

Origin:

The cleaned and dried leaves of the plant are used (literally translated “The stars fall from the sky” because of the bitter taste, “King of bitter”). The andrographis herb is known in the Southeast Asian tropics and has been successfully used in WW2 against amoebic dysentery. As recent research has shown, the spectrum is much more extensive. In recent studies it was compared with paracetamol and is superior to it.

Andrographis paniculata acts antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, against heartburn and is used primarily for colds and flus with cough, fever, runny nose (rhinitis) as well as diarrhea. In randomized double-blind studies it is superior to paracetamol with angina, tonsillitis, fever, runny nose and pain. Andrographis paniculata is widely used in tropical medicine (snake bites, etc.) and furthermore shows antibacterial activity against oral bacteria and antitumor activities.

Indication:

Influenza infections and related symptoms with cough, runny nose, sore throat, diarrhea, travellers’ diarrhea, periodontal disease, gingivitis, acid regurgitation, antipyretic. An ideal agent for colds and travel diarrhea.

Contraindication:

None known to date.

Dosage:

Depending on the severity of symptoms 2 to 4 capsules before meals. Unlike antibiotics no resistance formation. Deductible after symptoms have subsided.