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Andrographis paniculata Mother tincture is prepared from a bitter plant. Andrographis paniculata is an herbaceous plant that is native to India and Sri Lanka. It is widely cultivated in Southern Asia.
- Parts used in the preparation of remedy: Whole herb including roots
- Availability: Online and at medical stores
- Type of medicine: Classical Homeopathic Medicine
- Main Indication: Fever, liver diseases
- Presentation: Mother tincture in liquid form
- Contraindications: No known contraindication
- Interactions: No known interaction
- Side-effects: No known side effects
Symptoms of Patient
- The patient is worse during fever.
- The patient is better from cold water, sweat, and cold.
Andrographis paniculata is found in Java, Malaysia, Indonesia, the West Indies, and elsewhere in the Americas. The species also occurs in Hong Kong, Thailand, Brunei, Singapore, and other parts of Asia where it may or may not be native. It is used to treat infections and some other diseases. Its leaves and roots were used for medicinal purposes.
Genus Andrographis consists of 28 species of small annual shrubs which are distributed in tropical Asia. Only a few species are medicinal, of which Andrographis paniculata is the most popular.
It is an erect annual herb extremely bitter in taste. The plant is known in north-eastern India as Maha-tita which literally means “King of bitters”.
Andrographis paniculata grows erect to a height of 30-110 cm in the moist and shady plane. The stem is dark green having longitudinal furrows and wings along with the angles. It has lance-shaped leaves have hairless blades. Leaves are 8 cm long and 2.5 wide. It has small flowers. The fruit is a capsule around 2 cm long and a few millimeters wide. It has yellow-brown seeds.
The plant can be found in habitats like plains, hillsides, coastlines, and disturbed and cultivate in areas such as roadsides, farms, and wastelands.
Traditional uses of Andrographis paniculata
It has blood purifying activity. So, it is used in the treatment of leprosy, gonorrhea, scabies, boils, skin eruptions, and chronic and seasonal fevers.
Its juice which is derived from fresh leaves is given to infants to relieve griping, irregular bowel habits, and loss of appetite.
Leaves and roots are used in general weakness and in gaseous distension. In China, the herb derived from the leaves or aerial parts of Andrographis paniculata is known as Chuanxinlian, Yijianxi, or Lanhelian. It is described as bitter and cold. Andrographis paniculata is used for the treatment of pharyngolaryngitis, diarrhea, dysentery, and cough with thick sputum, carbuncle, sores, and snake bites. Primary modern use of Andrographis paniculata is for the prevention and treatment of the common cold. It appears to have antithrombotic actions, suggesting a possible benefit in cardiovascular disease. It is also used in the treatment of various conditions like epidemic encephalitis B, suppurative otitis media, neonatal subcutaneous annular ulcer, vaginitis, cervical erosion, pelvic inflammation, herpes zoster, chickenpox, mumps, neurodermatitis, eczema, and burns.
OTHER NAMES OF ANDROGRAPHIS PANICULATA
- Kalmegh or kelamegha: which means a dark cloud.
- Bhuineem: Neem of the ground. It is named so as it is a small annual herb that has a similar strong bitter taste as that of the large Neem tree.
- Hempedu Bumi: In Malaysia, which means bile of the earth.
- Sanskrit: Kalamegha Bhunimba
- Hindi: Kiryat
- Assamese: Chiorta
- Bengali: Kālmegh
- Oriya: Bhuinimba
- English: Green chirayta, king of bitters, India Echinacea
- Gujarati: Kariyatu
- Tamil: Nilavembu, Sirunangai, Siriyanangai
- Kannada: Nelaberu
- Telugu: Nelavemaa
- Marathi: Olikiryata
- Persian: Naine havandi
- Chinese: Chuan Xin Lian
- Arabic: Quasabhuva
CLASSIFICATION OF ANDROGRAPHIS PANICULATA
- Kingdom: Plantae
- Order: Lamiales
- Family: Acanthaceae
- Genus: Andrographis
- Species: A. paniculata
It is suited to a person who has no desire to do any work or to talk. He is restless and easily gets angered. The patient has a bitter taste in the mouth with dryness and burning in the throat. The patient has a white-coated tongue.
BIOMEDICAL ACTION of ANDROGRAPHIS PANICULATA
- Anti: pyretic
- It is useful in the treatment of malaria.
- This plant is widely used in Ayurveda and homeopathic system of medicine.
Andrographis paniculata Mother Tincture Composition
Andrographis paniculata Mother Tincture is prepared from the Plant Kalmegh or Andrographis.
Andrographis paniculata Benefits
- It acts on the digestive system in help as a tonic.
- It increases the immune system of the body. It prevents infections of the respiratory system.
- It cures fever.
- It improves bile flow.
- It helps to reduce inflammation anywhere present in the body.
- It acts as a liver tonic.
- It acts as an anti-inflammatory.
- It protects from heart diseases.
- It helps to lower sugar and cholesterol levels in the body.
- It is Emollient, Astringent, Diuretic and Carminative.
- It is very helpful in the treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus infection.
- It has an antimicrobial and anti-parasitic effect. It acts against bacteria, viruses, and parasites.
Andrographis paniculata Mother Tincture Important Therapeutic Uses
- It can be given in chronic bacterial infections. It can be used in the external management of conditions like acne and in cellulitis.
- It can be given to the infantile liver.
- It is very useful in the treatment of liver disorders.
- It can be given when a patient has a general burning sensation, especially in the palms. Burning is so severe that the child washes hands and feet with cold water.
- It can be given when children have slow fevers with diseases liver or enlarged liver.
- It is very useful in giddiness, heaviness, and throbbing pain in the back of the head.
- It is very useful when a patient has redness of the eyes with a yellowish tinge in the eyes.
- It cures watery discharge of the nose with occasional sneezing.
- It is given when a patient has to burn in the chest with the heaviness of the abdomen without any appetite. It is given when the liver is diseased with general weakness.
- It is given when a patient has alternate constipation and diarrhea. It is given when a patient has a black, hard stool with yellowish loose stool. It acts as anti-helminthic which is given in the advanced stage of dysentery.
- It is given when a patient has yellow color urine.
- It is given in fever with chilliness and heat all over the body with a headache with thirst. The patient has burned all over the body which is relieved by cold air and cold water. Fever comes at 11. am. and then again at 7-8 p.m.
- Common cold
- Congestion of the liver when a patient has symptoms like intolerance to fats, difficulty in passing stool
- Diabetes type2
- Infections of the gastrointestinal system
- Intestinal worms
- Loss of appetite
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Skin infections
- Sore throat
- Ulcerative colitis
- Useful in infective hepatitis
- Weakness of digestion
- When recovering from disease conditions
Andrographis paniculata Dosage
15 drops of Andrographis paniculata mother tincture in half a cup of normal water twice a day until symptoms disappear for 3 months or as prescribed by a physician. It can be taken with Allopathic medicines.
Contraindications, Interactions, Side-effects, and Suggestions
- It has no known side-effect.
- It has no known drug interaction.
- It is completely safe to take this medicine in recommended doses.
- The medication should not be taken if a patient develops any hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.
- Homeopathic medicines should be taken after cleaning the mouth and preferably on an empty stomach.
- Please do not eat strong-smelling food items such as onion, garlic, etc. within half an hour before and after taking the medicine.
- Do not take tobacco in any form.
- Generally, medications should not be taken during pregnancy and breastfeeding unless prescribed by a doctor.
- Maintain half an hour gap between food/drinks/other medications and the prescribed homeopathic medicine.
- This being a natural product, it may sometimes precipitate slightly or become cloudy, but this does not affect the quality and effectiveness of the product. If this happens, shake the product well before using it.
Keep the medicines:
- Away from strong smelling substances like menthol, mint, camphor, essential oils, lip balm, deep heat liniments, cough lozenges, chewing gum, aromatic toothpaste, chemical fumes, perfumes, etc.
- In a cool, dry place away from direct exposure to sunlight.
- Away from the reach of children.