Andrographis, sold by the gram

Price: $0.16
Andrographis peniculata

Andrographis peniculata aka Indian echinacea, sold by the gram @$0.1575/g. Please bring or order a bag.

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Andrographis paniculata, commonly known as creat or green chiretta, is an annual herbaceous plant in the family Acanthaceae, native to India and Sri Lanka. Other common names for the plant include King of Bitter and hempedu bumi (Malay).

It is widely cultivated in Southern and Southeastern Asia, where it has been traditionally been believed to be a treatment for bacterial infections and some diseases. Mostly the leaves and roots were used for such purposes. The whole plant is also used in some cases.

Medicinal Uses

Our supplier tells us: In my search for super anti-virals, I asked my Thai supplier what they use for COVID-19 and he says Andrographis. I recall this is the top herb utilized by the AIDS/HIV community for immune regulatory properties of all kinds. It is a major cleanse detox of all the organs and glands which is how it has such amazing benefits on clearing skin issues and healing skin.

A. paniculata has been used in Siddha and Ayurvedic medicine,[8] and is promoted as a dietary supplement for cancer prevention and cure. There is no evidence that it helps prevent or cure cancer.

In the traditional medicine of India, A. paniculata has also been used for jaundice therapy.

A 2017 meta-analysis evaluating Andrographis paniculata to treat respiratory tract infections was inconclusive because the trials reviewed were of poor quality.

A 2012 review found that A. paniculata extracts could inhibit the expression of several cytochrome C enzymes and thus interfere with the metabolism of other pharmaceuticals. A 2019 review finds that A. paniculata compounds have poor solubility and relatively low potency and that a semi-synthetic injectable derivative can cause sometimes life-threatening allergic reactions.

A 2020 study found that Andrographis permitted chemosensitization of chemosensitive colorectal cancer cells. Two major pathways were altered by the Andrographis. One is the ferroptosis pathway, the other is the β-catenin/Wnt-signaling pathway.

References thanks to Wikipedia.

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