English: Chiretta Plant, king of bitters, Green Chiretta.
Sanscrit: Bhoonimba, Mahatikta, Kirta
Hindi: Kalmegh, Kirata
Malayalam: Kiriyath കിരിയാത്ത്, Nilaveppu നിലവേപ്പ്
Andrographis paniculata – Bitter king or Kiriyath is a herb found throughout India mostly in South India, it grows up to 1 m. tall, erect, commonly in moist, partially sunny places, stem are slender, dark green, squared in cross-section with little hairy. Leaves are lance-shaped, leaf blades up to 8 cm long by 3 cm broad. Flowers are small, violet-colored, and spread clusters. The fruit is a capsule and 2 cm long, contains yellowish-brown seeds. The root is tapering and stout and 7 cm long approximately.
Useful plant parts:
Whole plant, leaf, root
Blood purification, fever, malaria, intermittent fever, jaundice.snakebite, worm, lethargy, and Liver disorders.
Andrographolide, Diterpenes, flavonoids.
Antiviral activity, Anthelmintic, Anti-diarrheal, Anti-malarial, Anti-platelet aggregative
How to prepare medicines
Leaf of The creat plant ground well and makes it as the bolus and allows drying in the shade (avoid direct sunlight) and can be used as medicines for many diseases like Malaria, rheumatic complaints, etc..
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