herbals andrographis

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Andrographis

Scientific:Andrographis paniculata
Other:Andrographis

Indications

Infection
• viral infection
- hepatitis (HCV, HBV)
- HIV
- upper respiratory tract infections
- Dengue fever
- cold sores (herpes simplex)
• bacterial infection
- typhoid fever

Respiratory
upper respiratory tract infection (URTI)
influenza
• lung injury (smoking, inflammation)

Gastrointestional
• poor digestion
• inflammatory bowel disease
- ulcerative colitis
• infectious diarrhea

Hepatobiliary
• biliary insufficiency
- cholestasis
- cholelithiasis (gallstones)
- jaundice
hepatitis

Actions

antimicrobial
antiviral
antibacterial
antimalarial
immunostimulant
antiparasitic
bitter
hepatoprotective
antithrombogenic
antiinflammatory
antipyretic
febrifuge
emmenagogue
abortifacient

Constituents

• diterpene lactone (Andrographolide)

Posology

• 1.5-6g of dried herb
• 3-12 ml/day of 1:2 fluid extract

Safety

Pregnancy - contraindicated

References

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Bone K. Principles and Practice of Phytotherapy. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 2000.

Bone K. A Clinical Guide to Blending Liquid Herbs: Herbal Formulations for the Individual Patient. St Louis, MO: Churchill Livingstone, 2003.

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