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  • Writer's pictureLeonie Quigley

Herb of the Week

Andrographis – Scientific Name – (andrographis paniculata)

Parts used – usually leaves and aerial parts (flowers)

Main ActionBitters or digestive

Some therapeutic uses

· Increase poor appetite

· Increase sluggish digestion

· Ease flatulence

· Ease Diarrhoea

· Ease Gastroenteritis

· Encourage detoxification by the liver


Andrographis should not be used during pregnancy, if you have duodenal ulcers or oesophageal reflux (GORD)

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