Andrographis paniculata Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
creat green chireta

Andrographis paniculata is an annual herbaceous plant in the family Acanthaceae, native to India and Sri Lanka. It is widely cultivated in Southern and Southeastern Asia, where it has been traditionally used to treat infections and some diseases. Mostly the leaves and roots were used for medicinal purposes.

Andrographis paniculata

Medical use

Economic importance of Andrographis paniculata

Medicines folklore

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Geografical distribution

  • AFRICA
    Naturalized
    • Western Indian Ocean: Mauritius
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Naturalized
    • China: China
    Cultivated
    • China: China
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Native
    • Indian Subcontinent: India; Sri Lanka
    Naturalized
    • Indo-China: Indochina
    • Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia
    Cultivated
    • Indian Subcontinent: India
    • Indo-China: Cambodia; Laos; Myanmar; Thailand; Vietnam
    • Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia; Philippines
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Cultivated
    • Australia: Australia
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Naturalized
    • Caribbean: West Indies
    • Mesoamerica: Central America
    Cultivated
    • Caribbean: West Indies
    • Mesoamerica: Central America

Biological activities

Antibacterial
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Anticholestatic
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Antidysenteric
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Antihepatotoxic
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Antiinflammatory
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Antinephritic
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Antioxidant
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Antipelvitic
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Antipneumonic
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Antipyretic
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Antiradicular
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Antisecretory
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Antispermigenic
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Antitonsilitic
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Antitubercular
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Choleretic
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Contraceptive
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Hepatoprotective
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Leptospiricide
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NO-Inhibitor
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Pesticide
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Neoandrographolide found in Plant

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Chemicals detected

Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]