Indian Echinacea (Andrographis Paniculata (Burm. f.) Nees)
Nicknamed the “King of Bitters”, the Indian Echinacea (or Andrographis Paniculata (Burm. f.) Nees) is an herbaceous plant that has been used for hundreds of years in Ayurvedic medicine. Growing up to 1 meter high, it is distinguished in appearance by its small white flowers with spots ranging from brown to purple. Its leaves are rich in andrographolides, molecules known for their many benefits.
- Helps reduce fever
- Antioxidant effect
- Anti-inflammatory actions
- Support Does the fight against respiratory infections
- Relieves sore throat
- Fight against certain digestive disorders
- Support Does the body against certain bacilli, infectious and chronic
- Prevents certain cancerous degeneration
- Inhibition potential on corona-type viruses
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