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Andrographitis, Herba / Chuan Xin Lian

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Item Number: 45758
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ANDROGRAPHIS, Herba (Chinese: 穿心莲 Chuan Xin Lian)

About this product

  • Used for cold or flu symptoms.
  • Helpful for sore throat.
  • May prevent upper respiratory illness.

Category: Herbs that Clear Heat

Uses: Andrographis has been used in Chinese medicine for centuries it treats symptoms similar to influenza, sore, swollen throat, and boils. Can also be used for diarrhea or nosebleeds. It can reduce swelling, and is applied externally as a powder for scalds, burns, and snakebite.

Suggested combinations: Can be used with Lonicerae (jin yin hua) and Arctii (niu bang zi) for the early stages of a cold with fever and sore throat.


Size: 10 gm

Other: This herb is bitter and cold and should not be taken long term or to high a dosage. Prolonged usage may injure the stomach qi.

Recent Research: Andrographis' major therapeutic constituents have been named andrographolides, which possess immunomodulatory properities such as increasing lymphocyte activity. They also influence inflammation through several mechanisms. Studies suggest that it is useful for the prevention or treatment of upper respiratory viral illness.

Note: The efficacy of this product has not been confirmed by research. Traditional use does not establish that the product will achieve the claimed results.


Packets can be taken singly or combined with other herbs to make a formula. Use one packet to four cups water. Drink 1-3 cups per day. Please consult Chinese Herbal Medicine: Materia Medica, 3rd Ed. (see link below) for more information on the uses of individual herbs. We have many other books that give recipes for formulas that you can make with the Sanjiu herbs

(Chinese Herbal Medicine: Materia Medica, 3rd Ed.)

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