Andrographis paniculata is rich in andrographolide. Andrographolide is a diterpene lactone compound extracted from the whole plant or leaves of Andrographis paniculata. This substance is very helpful for the treatment of bacillary dysentery. Side effects and toxicity. In vitro tests, andrographis paniculata decoction, and the crude crystals isolated from it, all have inhibitory or killing effects on certain types of Leptospira, and the decoction is against pneumococcus, streptococcus alpha and catarrhal Have a certain inhibitory effect.
Thus Andrographis paniculata has certain medicinal value:
1. Clear heat and detoxify, cool blood, and reduce swelling
2. Treat acute bacillary dysentery, gastroenteritis, cold, meningitis
3. Bronchitis, pneumonia, whooping cough, tuberculosis, etc.