Botanical Name: Andrographis paniculata Nees.
Sanskrit Name: Kalamegh, Bhunimba, Kirata
English Name: --
Family: Acanthaceae
Occurrence: Field, headges, cultivated
Habit: Herb
Parts used:

Whole plant


Medicinal uses:
Plant is febrifuge, tonic, alterative and anthelmintic. It is useful in debility, dysentery and dyspepsia. Infusion of the plant is used in fever. Roots and leaves are febrifuge, stomachic, tonic, alterative and anthelmintic.


Chemical constituents :

 

 

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Plant contains Kalameghin and a bitter principle Andrographolide.