The following are photos of andrographis paniculata that are flourishing in Wuan’s garden. Among others it is also known as King of Bitters, hempedu bumi in Malay and chuan xin lian in Mandarin. This plant can be found in India and east Asia. It is used extensively in those regions for the treatment of ailments such as fever, hypertension, diabetes and skin problems. All photos taken by Wuan.
Close up shot.
Flower and seed.
12 thoughts on “Andrographis Paniculata – Images of the Plant”
I also heard it’s called ‘sar yok’ in Hakka(or ‘snake medicine’). I once drank an infusion of a few leaves in hot water. Ewww… it was really bitter. They are made into pills now. Good for acne :o)
Amazing how something so beautiful can have so many medicinal benefits as well 🙂
You can mush the leaves, squeeze out the juice and add some honey. It is believed to cleanse the blood an have detoxifying properties.
Sometimes, the simplest things are not what they appear to be. Nature is a veritable treasure trove of medicine, if only we know how to use them.
Ooh, pretty flower and seed!
It is a teensy little flower often overlooked. I did not know it really look like this until Wuan sent me that close-up photo.
cool, i wouldn’t mind trying a cuppa 🙂
It is really bitter. I will pass some to you when I am in KL.
can u please do favour on me by sending close plant photos of Pongamia pinnata. thanks
I am not familiar with the plant that you mentioned.
i heard it’s good for diabetes and i want to know where normally they are found?
These grow wild in many gardens. Chinese medicine halls sell them in capsultes too.
this plant is miracle in the earth. i have tried this espacially for fever,hypertension. it is like a sanjeevani in indian litrature
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