Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family : Acanthaceae
Genus : Andrographis
Species : paniculata Wall. ex Nees
Common Name
English Name : Creat
Hindi Name : Kiryat
Manipuri Name : Bhubati
Other Details
Habit : Profusely branching herb
Parts Use : Leaf, Shoot and Seed
Preparation : Leaves shoot crushed for decoction. Seed ground into powder.
Mode of use : Decoction and fresh
Ingredients : Leaves contain caffec, chlorogenic and myristic acids; carvacrol, eugenol, hentriacontane, tritriacontane ect.
Ailment Treated : Leaf decoction pasteseed powder is used in asthma, chronic fever, worm diseases, diabetes, piles, jaundice and dysentery.
Source : Commonly cultivated in home gardens particularly in valley areas.