Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The Common Cold and Andrographis

The leaves of Andrographis paniculata, an annual herb, were commonly used in Indian folk medicine and Ayurveda for centuries. The herb is also used in Chinese and Thai herbal medicine, where it is known for its "bitter" properties as a treatment for digestive problems. Today, this herb is popularly used in Scandinavia to treat upper respiratory infection (URI) and the flu.

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