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Andrographis Paniculata King Of Bitters Seeds
Packet of 100+ organically grown seeds!
Grown and used as a medicinal plant for millenia, all around the world, it is commonly known as Andrographis, Aluy, Bhuinimb, Bhuinimba, Bhunimba, Bhumi-neem, Chireita, Chirota, Chon, Chooraita, Chuan Hsin Lien, Chuan Xin Lian, Chuan Xin Lian, Creat, Fa Thalai, Green Chirayta, Green Chirayta, Green Chiretta, Heen Bim, Heen Kohomba, Hempedu Bumi, Hempedu Bumi, Hin Kohomba, Hempedu Bumi, Hīn Bīm Kohomba, I Chien Hsi, India Echinacea, Kadu Kirayata, Kalmegh Kalamegha, Kariyatu, Kirayat, Kiriyathth, Kohomba, Kālmegh, la Sa Bee, Likha, Marean, Naine Havandi, Maha tita, Justicia paniculata, Nelabevu, Nelavemaa, Nelavepu, Nilavembu, Nilav Epp, Oli-Kiryata, Quasabhuva, Sambiloto, Sambiroto, Serpentina, Sinta, Small Neem, Small Neem of the Ground, the Heavens Strike the Thieves, Xuyen Tam Lien, Bile of Earth and of course King of Bitters, the name it is most often called in English.
Easy to grow little herb. If you can grow basil you can grow this fella.
In nice moist loam it will self-seed easily, but here where we are it only does that during the wetseason.
Too dry for the rest of the year, so I plant them in pots and water them like all the other stuff.
It is widespread all through India, Java, Malaysia, Indonesia, the West Indies, the Americas, Hong Kong, Thailand, Brunei, Singapore, and pretty much all of Asia, both as a wild herb and as a cultivated medicinal crop.
It is traditionally planted around boggy rice fields is some parts of Asia to lower the mosquito numbers and a 2012 study shows potential for extracts of the plant to be used in the manufacture of commercial mosquito repellents.
Used most commonly for the treatment of cold, flu and sinus symptoms, it does have a quick and strong effect on me.
I sometimes get what I guess is a hay fever type reaction from winnowing heaps of dusty Acacia seeds.
Or if it has been really hot and dry I get a sinus type headache when the humidity and air pressure changes before a big thunder storm.
I personally find that chewing a few of these fellas certainly helps stop the runny nose and relive a bit of pressure in my sinus.
Either that and of its all placebo and I just get distracted by the taste, but either way it works for me where nothing much else does?
Some of the active ingredients include 14-Deoxy-11-dehydroandrographolide, 14-Deoxy-11-oxoandrographolide, 5-Hydroxy-7,8,2′,3′-Tetramethoxyflavone, 5-Hydroxy-7,8,2′-Trimethoxyflavone, Andrographine, Andrographolide, Neoandrographolide, Panicoline, Paniculide-A, Paniculide-B, and Paniculide-C.
It has been shown to be very effective for treating upper respiratory infection, ulcerative colitis and rheumatic symptoms in several studies, and it is commonly prescribed by traditional Chinese and Indian medical practiciners for the treatment of various cancers, especially bone or blood, but Western medicine disputes these claims.
Recent animal studies show strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects, and when taken along side galactosamine or paracetamol which is known to cause liver damage in high doses the plant should a strong liver protective effect.
Pretty little herb, I really like it, and the only reason it has taken me ages to sell the seeds is I use so much myself I didn’t have spare seeds for you guys!
Grown organically by me and the Mrs, no chems, no nasties, no problems!!!