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Also known as: King of Bitters, Chiretta, Kalmegh, Creat, Chuanxinlian, Yijianxi, Lanhelian, and Indian Echinacea.
An easy to grow herb used extensively in India and China for centuries, which was nearly forgotten in modern western herbal practice. Today, it’s making a comeback by using an active ingredient known as andrographolide in health supplements sold both online and offline.
The herb has been revered for treating infectious diseases and highly regarded also as having a preventative effect from many diseases, due to its powerful immune strengthening benefits, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant capabilities throughout the body. In addition to that, it has also been used for the common cold and sore throat, diabetes and blood sugar control, herpes simplex and HIV, rheumatoid arthritis, mental benefits (including more restful sleep), and familial mediterranean fever to name a few. Andrographis also kills and repels mosquitoes that can transmit malaria.
It is an annual/biennial bush to 1 meter high, with lanceolate leaves 4-12cm long. Small white flowers 1-2 cm long, set along a thin upright stem. Tubular flowers can have purple coloured flecks on the inside of the lip-like formation. A fine oblong seed capsule 1.5 cm long contains several very small seeds. Seeds will readily disperse if not picked. Leaves have no aroma. Flavor of the whole plant is extremely bitter. Propagation is by seeds, cuttings and layering stems. Plant seeds, spring and summer, germination may be in 10- 30 days. Plants will grow in a wide range of soils, in full sun or shade and thrives in moist conditions.
Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally.
Further research is needed for additional benefits, dosages, safety and side effects.
This offer is for 50 small seeds.
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