Dr MB’s Andrographis 20:1


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Dr MB’s Andrographis Extract

20:1 giving an equivalent to 8,000mg of pure herb.

Discover the incredible power of andrographis! For centuries, this remarkable plant has been a trusted traditional medicine in Asia, treating various ailments. With its presence in 26 Ayurvedic formulas, it is hailed as a potent antiviral herb and an effective remedy for respiratory conditions.

This cold-property herb helps:

  • reduce fever
  • combat inflammation
  • reduce oxidative stress
  • relieve symptoms of the common cold and flu

It’s a multifaceted plant that can be added to your natural remedy medicine cabinet.


Research indicates that andrographis possesses several constituents with unique biological properties. Extracts and pure compounds of the plant have been shown to possess antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic and immunostimulant functions.

Here’s a breakdown of the plant’s specific health benefits and uses:

1. Fights the Common Cold

Andrographis shortens the duration of cold symptoms, including sore throat and cough. Throughout Indian and Chinese herbal medicine, the plant has traditionally found usage in treating colds, influenza, and coughs.

Studies indicate that the plant’s extracts offer benefits and safety in relieving respiratory symptoms and reducing the time it takes for symptoms to resolve. Additionally, research on the isolated use of andrographis has demonstrated positive results for upper respiratory infections.

2. Lowers Fever

Andrographis serves as a cold-property herb that effectively eliminates heat and fever from the body. Furthermore, research has uncovered its ability to expel toxins from the body.

Moreover, the plant actively combats infections, reduces inflammation, and enhances immunity.

3. Reduces Inflammation

Research suggests that andrographolide, the main compound in the plant, can significantly reduce inflammation that’s caused by histamine, adrenaline and dimethyl benzene.

Because of its anti-inflammatory effects, andrographis has been used to relieve health conditions including ulcerative colitis and rheumatoid arthritis.

4. Fights Infections and Boosts Immunity

In traditional practice, andrographis has served as a means to alleviate symptoms of respiratory infections and enhance immunity. Its effectiveness in combating infections has been scientifically proven, owing to its antimicrobial and antiviral properties.

The plant’s compounds have demonstrated antibacterial activity against Salmonella, Shigella, E. coli, and Staphylococcus aureus. Furthermore, research has concluded that andrographolide possesses antiviral properties, effectively restraining virus replication and preventing virus-induced pathogenesis.

5. Works as an Antioxidant

Research studies demonstrate that andrographis possesses antioxidants that effectively shield various components of the human body against oxidative damage. Moreover, A. paniculata has been proven to considerably enhance the activity of antioxidant defense enzymes.

Furthermore, the plant has showcased remarkable ability in scavenging free radicals, further emphasizing its potential in combating oxidative stress.

6. May Have Anticancer Effects

Emerging research suggests that andrographis possesses anticancer effects, offering promising potential in cancer treatment. The plant has demonstrated potent cytotoxic activity against cancer cells, and its primary compound, andrographolide, is widely recognized for its robust anticancer activity, effectively inducing significant changes in cellular behavior.

7. Has Anti-diabetic Effects

Several studies have discovered the anti-diabetic potential of andrographis extract. Notably, research published in Frontiers in Pharmacology suggests that andrographolide holds promise in the management of metabolic syndrome. Although further research is necessary, the plant has long been utilized in folk medicine to address diabetes and liver dysfunctions.

Beyond these proven benefits, there are studies suggesting that compounds in andrographis also help improve the following health issues:

  • Diarrhea
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • High cholesterol
  • Renal disease