Andrographis (Andrographis paniculate) Known as the ‘King of Bitters’ and ‘bile of the earth’, andrographis is commonly used medicinal plants in Asian medicine where is used to prevent and treat upper respiratory infections, fever, hepatitis and gastrointestinal conditions as well as a variety of other chronic and infectious diseases. The leaves possess hepatoprotective, anti-inflammatory, immunostimulatory, antipyretic, antioxidant, hypotensive and antibacterial activities as well as anti-viral activity including activity against influenza A and herpes simplex virus type 1 and controlled clinical trials report its safe and effective use for both preventing and reducing symptoms of uncomplicated upper respiratory tract infections.
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