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  • Andrographis Herb - Chuan Xin Lian
  • Andrographis Herb - Chuan Xin Lian
  • Andrographis Herb - Chuan Xin Lian
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  • Make a decoction.
  • Make a tincture or extract.
  • Brew Andrographis as a tea - infusion. Commonly used during the winter months.

Andrographis Herb (Chuan Xin Lian) - Cut Form 1 lb. - Plum Flower

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Herbal information on Andrographis Herb in bulk form.

Other Names: Andrographis herb, "King of Bitters", Bhunimba, Bidara, Chiretta, Takila

Botanical Name:   Andrographis paniculata

Pin Yin Name:   Chuan Xin Lian

Pack Size: 1 pound


Form: Cut / pieces

Brand: Plum Flower Brand

Origin: China

Caution:  Do not use if pregnant or nursing.  Or if Cold in spleen and stomach. Do not use with Immunosuppressants, or Anticoagulant medications.  Fertility problems have been associated with Andrographis herb.


Additional Information

Translation:   “Chuan Xin Lian”, when translated word for word is “through the heart lotus”

Comments:   Short Term Use Only, discuss with your doctor

Plum Flower Brand Andrographis paniculata



  • Bitter
  • Cold
  • Liver
  • Lung
  • Spleen
  • Heat clearing
  • Dries Dampness
  • Resolves Toxicity


Chemical Components

  • diterpenoid
  • including 3
  • 14-di-deoxyandro-grapholide
  • 14-deoxyan-drographoside (14-deoxyandrographolide-19-β-D-glucoside, andropanoside)
  • andrographiside (andrographolide-19-β-D-gluco-side)
  • andographolide
  • neoandrographolide
  • 14-deoxy-11,12-didehydroandrographolide
  • 14-dioxyandrographolide.


How to Use Bulk Herbs 

Parts of Plants Tincture Decoction Syrup/Gargle Topical/Facial Tea/Infusion Cooking
Hard/Dried Berries YES YES YES Grind First NO YES
Roots/Tubers YES YES Decoct First Grind First NO YES
Bark YES YES Decoct First Grind First NO YES
Stems YES YES Decoct First Grind First YES YES
Flowers YES YES Make Tea First Grind First YES YES


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About Plum Flower Quality Herb Cut Bulk Herbs


Plum Flower is an established worldwide manufacturer of high-quality Chinese herbs, and innovative Chinese medicinal herbs and products. Plum Flower uses sulfur-free herbs and laboratory tests its products for contamination and heavy metals, such as mercury, lead, and pesticides.



Traditional Chinese Herbs

Chinese herbs have been with mankind for 5,000 years and will be with us in the years ahead – it is using nature’s bountiful gifts to have good health.   

Chinese Traditional herbs should be regarded as an added feature to modern western healthcare, and not as a replacement. Chinese traditional herbs 
(Teas) emphasize harmony, and balance.


Please note: 
Definitions of the following forms which our products are sold in. Plus, we offer Certificate of Analysis by request for our products.

Powdered Concentrates  100 gram container size.(3.5 oz)
This has been processed, and usually has dextrin added. This is a powder which is commonly used to make tea or capsules.
Powdered Herb This is the herb, root, berry, twig, or any form of the herb, which has been Powdered into a fine mesh which usually can be put into capsules.  Most of the Powders herbs are in a 1 pound size, unless otherwise noted.
Cut and Sift This the herb, root, berry, twig, or any form of herb cut into manageable pieces. In general about 1/4 thick.  Size of herbs are 1 pound containers
Whole In very rare occasion herbs are whole, for example the Reishi Mushroom, Noto Ginseng, Mandrake, and Marigolds. Size of herbs are 1 pound containers.  If concerned please call.
Teapills These are small pills which have already been formulated and made into small pills.  Usually the size of small peas. The teapills are swallowed whole. The formula is usually based on Ancient Chinese Medicine.
Capsules Are Gelatin Capsules, unless noted as vegetarian capsules.  Please see each individual product for further information
Tablets Are a hard tablet ranging in various sizes. Please see each individual product for further information
Extracts An extract is produced by adding alcohol to an herb and letting the medium activate the components of the herbs, as well as to preserve the herbs
Loose Leaf The herb is not in a teabag.  It is loose in the packaging.  Sizes of the leaf vary from 1/4 inch to 1 inch depending on herb and brand.


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