Andrographis paniculata is an extremely bitter, herbaceous plant in the family Acanthaceae, native to India and Sri Lanka. The Tamils have been using Nilavempu - as it is called in Tamil - for centuries.
Widely cultivated in southern Asia, it is used to treat infections and some diseases. Andrographis has been shown to be a safe traditional botanical for supporting upper respiratory tract health, per analysis of seven double-blind controlled trials. In one Chilean study, the herb had a significant drying effect on the nasal secretions of cold sufferers who took 1,200 milligrams of andrographis extract daily for five days.
The following properties have been identified:
- immune boosting
- antihepatotoxic (the ability to prevent damage to the liver)
- anti-snake venom
- antipyretic (fever reducer)
Andrographis is normally used as an ingredient in the following Healthelicious products:
- peak performance bar
- eXtreme nutrition bar
- bug out bar
- NutiBlast vegan bar
- NutriBlast® greens+ nutrition powder
- NutriBlast® greens+ vegan nutrition powder
- NutriBlast® DigestEasy® blend
- NutriBlast® immune blend