Also indexed as:Andrographis paniculata, Chuan Xin Lian
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Common names:Chuan Xin Lian
Botanical names:Andrographis paniculata
Parts Used & Where Grown
Andrographis originated in the plains of India, and it also grows in China. The leaves and flowers are used medicinally.
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Traditional Use (May Not Be Supported by Scientific Studies)
Andrographis has long been used in traditional Indian and Chinese herbal medicine. The most common reported uses were for digestive problems (as is the case with most non-toxic bitter herbs such as andrographis), snakebite, and infections ranging from malaria to dysentery.1, 2 Interestingly, some of these uses have been validated by modern scientific research. Although the roots were sometimes used in traditional medicine, the leaves and flowers are now more commonly used.
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