Contact: +91-9711224068
Journal of Medicinal Plants Studies
  • Printed Journal
  • Indexed Journal
  • Refereed Journal
  • Peer Reviewed Journal

P-ISSN: 2394-0530, E-ISSN: 2320-3862

2020, Vol. 8, Issue 4, Part D

Review on pharmacological properties of Andrographis paniculata (Burm.f.) Nees

Nisha and PB Rao

Andrographis paniculata commonly known as Kalmegh (King of Bitters) belongs to Family Acanthaceae is an important medicinal plant species used in Ayurvedic medicine (prominent in 26 Ayurvedic formulations). The herb possesses astringent properties used to cure bronchitis, cholera, diabetes, influenza, inflammation, itch, piles, gonorrhoea, liver disorder, jaundice and arresting dysentery, blood purifier. Various bioactive compounds such as andrographolide, andrographesterol, andrographopne homo-andrographolide are identified in phytochemical studies which reveal many therapeutic activities. This important plant shows antioxidant, hepatoprotective, antimicrobial, anticancer, antivenom, anti HIV, antimalarial, antipyretic, antifertility, antidiarrhoeal, antidiabetic, antihiperlipidemic activities. Present review have explored the various dimensions of this bitter plant and compiled its vast pharmacological applications to comprehend and synthesize the subject of its potential image of multipurpose medicinal agent.
Pages : 286-291 | 689 Views | 68 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Nisha, PB Rao. Review on pharmacological properties of Andrographis paniculata (Burm.f.) Nees. J Med Plants Stud 2020;8(4):286-291.
Call for book chapter
Journal of Medicinal Plants Studies
Please use another browser.