Overview

Andrographis is a plant that is native to South Asian countries such as India and Sri Lanka. The leaf and underground stem are used to make medicine.

Andrographis is used for the common cold, osteoarthritis, infection of the throat and tonsils (tonsillopharyngitis), and a type of inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis). It is also used for many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support its other uses.

How does it work ?

Andrographis might work by stimulating the immune system. It might also prevent influenza viruses from binding to cells in the body.

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