Tag: Andrographis

Health benefits of andrographis

Andrographis paniculata  is a herb that has been around for a long time. Its bitter taste has earned it the name “King of Bitters.” It is grown in Asia and is quite popular in Indian and Chinese traditional medicine. You can identify it from its white-purple flowers.

Andrographis contains a special ingredient called andrographolides. It is the andrographolides that give this herb its anti-inflammatory, anti-malarial, anti-microbial and antioxidant properties.

Some of the health benefits associated with it include:

  • Treatment of common cold
  • flu
  • sore throats
  • and a variety of respiratory diseases such as bronchitis
  • tuberculosis.

It can be used in the treatment of malaria instead of quinine.

It can also effectively cure diseases such as diarrhea, dysentery, cholera, leprosy, swollen lymph nodes and headaches among others.Andrographis though bitter has proven to improve the body’s immunity level. It stimulates the body’s natural immune systems. It reduces blood sugar concentration with its antioxidant properties. This is quite helpful in controlling diabetes.

Research in china has it that it aids in preventing blood clotting. This makes it useful in the treatment of heart attacks and atherosclerosis.  It is also good for the liver. It protects the live and is effective in the treatment of liver and gall bladder conditions such as jaundice, liver congestion, viral hepatitis and sluggish liver.

Adrenal Fatigue and Its Treatment

Adrenal Fatigue

Adrenal fatigue is a serious condition that can arise when you are under stress for prolonged periods of time. Your adrenal glands lie just above each of your kidneys, and one of their main functions is the way you handle stress. When you have been stressed for long periods, such as through financial worries or if a loved one has a serious illness, your adrenals can begin to produce less cortisol, which is a hormone responsible for the way you normally deal with stress. You begin to feel very tired for no apparent reason and each of your organs can gradually slow down seriously affecting the quality of your life.

Adrenal Fatigue Treatment

There is no standard treatment for this condition, which some physicians do not even recognize. However, some herbal treatments can be very effective in enabling you to deal with stress better and allow your adrenals to recover. Among these are Korean and Siberian ginseng, Schizandra and andrographis. The last mentioned appears to give your adrenals a boost and help them maintain good cortisol production, while schizandra is an antidepressant and antioxidant that can also help you top handle stress better. Together, these two are a good team to help you overcome stress and get your adrenal glands back to normal.

If adrenal fatigue is left go, tiredness can persist and the quality of life will decline. Fight back against fatigue by supporting normal adrenal function with herbs like Schizandra. A B-complex can also help restore adrenal health as well.

For Adrenal Fatigue, Give herbs and vitamins a try

Get schizandra, B-Complex, Andrographis and other herbs to help restore adrenal function and reduce fatigue naturally to improve your quality of life.


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