- Common Andrographis Herb
- Andrographis Herba
|Medicinal Group||Heat-clearing and detoxicating medicinal|
Dried aerial part of Andrographis paniculata (Burm. f.) Nees (Fam. Acanthaceae)
|Nature and Flavors||bitter; cold|
|Meridian Affinity||Heart, Lung, Large intestine, Bladder|
To remove heat toxin, cool the blood, and reduce swelling
Influenza with fever, sore throat, ulcers in the mouth or on the tongue; acute or chronic cough; colitis, dysentery; urinary infection with difficult painful urination; carbuncles, sores, venomous snake bite
- The effect of a standardized extract (SHA-10) of Andrographis paniculata fixed combination (Kan jang) in the treatment of uncomplicated upper-respiratory tract infections showed significantly positive. 
- Andrographis paniculata is one of the heat-clearing Chinese herbs with anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects. 
In some cases, vomiting occured after taking decoction of the herb. Contraindicated in deficiency-cold in the spleen
Large oral doses of Herba Andrographitis may cause gastric discomfort, vomiting and loss of appetite 
Anaphylactic reactions may occur if the crude drug extract is injected 
Two cases of urticaria have been reported 
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