||Andrographis paniculata (Burm. f.) Nees
|Source of Earliest Record:
||Lingnan Caoyao Lu
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:
||The aerial parts of the plant are gathered in the early autumn when the plant begins to flower. Then it is cut into pieces and dried.
|Properties and Taste:
||Bitter and cold
||Lung, stomach, large and small intestines
||To clear heat and release toxins
To dry dampness
|Indications and Combinations:
||1. The beginning of warm febrile disease manifested as fever, headache and sore throat.
*Use with Honeysuckle flower (Jinyinhua), Platycodon root (Jiegeng) and Arctium fruit (Niubangzi).
2. Heat in the lungs manifested as cough and asthma or cough with yellow sputum.
*Use with Houttuynia (Yuxingcao), Platycodon root. (Jiegeng) and Trichosanthes fruit (Gualou).
3. Dysentery due to dampness and heat.
*Use with Portulaca (Machixian).
||Prolonged overdosing of this herb may impair stomach Qi.