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Herbal Information for Andrographis Herb in Cut FormThe King Of Bitters Andrgraphis Has A Celebrated History In Traditional Chinese Medicine.  Andrographis, often referred to as Andrographis paniculata and commonly …

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Herbal Information for Andrographis Herb in Cut Form
The King Of Bitters Andrgraphis Has A Celebrated History In Traditional Chinese Medicine. 

Andrographis, often referred to as Andrographis paniculata and commonly known as "King of Bitters," is a plant native to South Asian countries and widely used in traditional medicine systems. It's particularly celebrated for its effectiveness in treating colds and flu but has several other health benefits as well. Here are some key health benefits associated with Andrographis:

  1. Boosting Immune System: Andrographis is well-regarded for its immune-enhancing properties. It is often used to prevent and treat the common cold and other infections due to its ability to boost the production of white blood cells and other immune responses.

  2. Anti-Inflammatory Effects: The herb has significant anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce inflammation in the body and alleviate symptoms of conditions like arthritis.

  3. Antioxidant Properties: Andrographis contains compounds that have antioxidant effects, helping to protect cells against damage caused by free radicals.

  4. Promoting Digestive Health: It is used to help treat digestive issues like diarrhea and constipation and is also used in managing symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

  5. Liver Protection: Andrographis has hepatoprotective properties, meaning it can help protect the liver.

Andrographis and Lyme Disease

Andrographis has been studied for its potential benefits in Lyme disease management. Here are some ways in which andrographis may benefit people with Lyme disease:

  1. Anti-inflammatory properties: Andrographis has demonstrated anti-inflammatory effects, which can help reduce inflammation associated with Lyme disease symptoms such as joint pain and swelling.

  2. Immunomodulatory effects: Andrographis has immune-modulating properties, which means it can help regulate the immune system. In Lyme disease, immune system dysregulation is common, and andrographis may help balance the immune response.

  3. Antimicrobial activity: Andrographis has shown antimicrobial properties against Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacteria that causes Lyme disease. While further research is needed, it suggests that andrographis may have the potential to inhibit the growth of Borrelia bacteria.

  4. Support for liver function: Lyme disease and its treatment can put additional strain on the liver. Andrographis has hepatoprotective properties, which means it can support and protect liver function.

  5. Antioxidant effects: Andrographis contains potent antioxidants that can help neutralize free radicals and reduce oxidative stress, which is commonly observed in Lyme disease.

Common Names: Andrographis herb, "King of Bitters", Green Chiretta, Herba Andrographis paniculatae
Botanical Name:   Andrographis paniculata
Pin Yin Name:   Chuan Xin Lian - Translation: When translated word for word is “through the heart lotus”
Other Ingredients: None, nothing has been added to this product.
Package Size: 1 pound
Form: Cut / pieces
Dosage: Consult your healthcare professional for correct dosage.
Brand: Nuherbs Lab Tested
Caution:  Do not use if pregnant or nursing.  Or if Cold in spleen and stomach.
California Prop 65

Additional Information About Chuan Xin Lian

  • Heat clearing
  • Benefits:  Respiratory System, Digestive System, Immune System
  • Product Properties: Bitter, Cold
  • Benefits a sore throat
  • Channel/Meridians: Liver, Spleen, Lung 

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  Q: What are the key benefits of using Andrographis?

A: There are several reasons to consider using Andrographis:  

  1. Immune support: Andrographis is known for its immune-enhancing properties, helping to strengthen the body's natural defense system.

  2. Cold and flu relief: It can effectively alleviate symptoms of common cold and flu, such as sore throat, congestion, and cough.

  3. Anti-inflammatory effects: Andrographis has anti-inflammatory properties and can be used to reduce inflammation in the body.

  4. Digestive support: It aids in digestion by promoting the secretion of digestive enzymes and improving overall gut health.

  5. Liver support: Andrographis helps maintain liver health and supports its detoxification process.

  6. Antioxidant activity: It possesses powerful antioxidant properties, helping to neutralize harmful free radicals.

  7. Respiratory health: It can support respiratory health and alleviate respiratory conditions like asthma and bronchitis.

  8. Cardiovascular health: Andrographis may help maintain healthy blood pressure levels and support cardiovascular function.

  9. Anti-microbial properties: It exhibits antimicrobial activity and can help fight against certain infections.

  10. Energy and vitality: Regular use of Andrographis can boost energy levels and improve overall vitality. 

Q: How can I use Andrographis bulk herb?

A: There are different ways to use Andrographis bulk herb: 

  1. Infusion: Brew the herb in hot water to make a tea.
  2. Capsules: Take Andrographis capsules as per the recommended dosage.
  3. Tincture: Use Andrographis tincture by diluting it in water or other beverages.
  4. Powder: Blend Andrographis powder into smoothies or mix into food preparations. 

Q: Are there any precautions or potential side effects?
A: While Andrographis is generally safe for most individuals when taken in recommended amounts, it is advisable to consult a healthcare professional before use, particularly if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, have underlying medical conditions, or are taking medications. Some people may experience mild side effects like digestive discomfort, headache, or allergic reactions, although these are rare. 

Q: Can I use Andrographis along with other medications?
A: It is essential to consult your healthcare provider before using Andrographis alongside other medications. Certain medications may interact with Andrographis, especially those that affect the liver or immune system. 

Q: How should I store Andrographis bulk herb?
A: To maintain its potency and freshness, store Andrographis bulk herb in an airtight container in a cool and dry place, away from direct sunlight. 

Q: What is the usual dosage of Andrographis?
A: The ideal dosage of Andrographis can vary depending on the individual's age, health condition, and desired outcome. It is recommended to follow the instructions provided by your healthcare professional or the product packaging. 

Q: Are there any contraindications for using Andrographis?
A: Andrographis should be avoided or used with caution in individuals with autoimmune diseases, bleeding disorders, or those who have had recent surgeries. It is advisable to consult a healthcare professional to assess the suitability of Andrographis for your specific health situation. 

Q: Are there any known drug interactions with Andrographis?
A: Andrographis may interact with certain medications, such as immunosuppressants, anticoagulants, and drugs metabolized by the liver. It is crucial to consult with a healthcare professional to determine potential interactions and adjust medication dosages if necessary.  

Naturally Occurring 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

With so many different ways to use bulk herbs, it is easy to get confused. In order to understand how to use the different parts of the plant, please see our informational chart below. We also have several helpful pages if you need additional information. Check out our How to Use Bulk Herbs page to see how to use herbs correctly.


Each batch of herbs is dual-lab tested by in-house lab and independent third party lab. In-house lab is equipped with instruments such as a high performance liquid chromatograph, moisture determination meter, Fourier transform infrared spectrometer, atomic absorption spectrophotometer, gas chromatograph, etc.

In addition, the following additional tests are performed:

  • Microbacteria
  • Pesticides - over 200 pesticides tested for (Uab 2000 screen)
  • Heavy Metals - Lead, Mercury and Arsenic

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Traditional Chinese Herbs encompasses the use of different parts of plants, such as the leaves, roots, stems, flowers, and seeds. These plant parts are often used as a tea, decoctions, extracts, made into capsules or even a footbath. These bulk 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.

We encourage you to educate yourself on herbs and supplements, by researching reputable sites, and books. Having an open discussion with your physician on what will be most beneficial for your health issues. And lastly discussing interaction of herbs and pharmaceuticals with your pharmacist or physician.


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