7 India Medicine Plant seeds-1080A

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Medicinal Plant

7 Seeds Andrographis paniculata Kalmegh
Andrographis Paniculata/ Kalmegh that is primarily known as ‘king of the bitters’. The parts of this herb are used to treat infections and diseases. Also known as Kalamegha, the herb is extremely effective for the protection of liver, brain and heart.

The small herb grows up to 30 – 90 cm in height.

Andrographis paniculata is a herbaceous plant in the family Acanthaceae, native to India and Sri Lanka. It is widely cultivated in southern Asia, where it is used to treat infections and some diseases, often being used before antibiotics were created. Mostly the leaves and roots were used for medicinal purposes. Scientists have studied this herb for nearly thirty years.

Andrographis paniculata, the Kalmegh of Ayurveda is an erect annual herb extremely bitter in taste in each and every part of the plant body. The plant is known in north-eastern India as ‘Maha-tita’, literally ‘king of bitters’ and known by various vernacular names.
It is also known as ‘Bhui-neem’, since the plant, though much smaller in size, shows similar appearance and has bitter taste as that of Neem (Azadirachta indica)

Leaves are most often used, The leaves contain the maximum active principle content while in the stem it is in lesser amount. Leaves are most often used.