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Kalmegh

We make available dry kalmegh leaves or whole panchang for our buyers at very less expensive prices. Kalmegh is an erect annual herb extremely bitter in taste with acrid, cooling and laxative characters in each and every part of the plant body. It grows to a height of 30-110 cm with glabrous leaves. It is generally propagated either through seed broadcasting or transplanting.


Product information

Scientific Name: Andrographis paniculata

English Name: Creat, King of bitters

Hindi Name: Kalmegh, Mahatita, Chiraita

Family: Acanthaceae

Dried leaf/ panchang Colour: Dull/ Light Green

Usage of leaf/ plant crude & extract: Medicinal

Physical condition: Completely dried, green whole leaf (no dust)

Origin: India

Packing: In plastic bag or as per buyer’s requirement

Dry leaf/ panchang availability: Throughout the year


Medicinal Properties

Antioxidant, Anti-inflammatory, Antibacterial, Antifungal, Antiviral, Antipyretic, Antiparasitic, Carminative, Diuretic, Hepatoprotective (Liver protecting), Blood purifying, Choleretic, Hypoglycemic.


General characteristics

Kalmegh is an annual herbaceous plant native to India and Sri Lanka. It is widely cultivated in Southern and Southeastern Asia. It is an erect plant with height 30 to 60 cm.  It’s stem is slender dark green, squared in cross section with longitudinal furrows and wings along the angles. The lance-shaped leaves have hairless blades upto 8 cm long by 2.5 cm wide. The small flowers are borne in spreading racemes. The fruit is capsule round 2 cm long a few mm wide. It contains many yellow brown seeds.


Medicinal
Benefits/ Uses

Kalmegh being a blood purifier is used to cure liver problems, jaundice, dermatological diseases, dyspepsia, febrifuge and anthelmintic. It Acts to dispel heat, remove toxins, reduces diarrhea and abdominal gas. It’s fresh leaf juice is given to prevent excessive bleeding during periods. It is very effective in diabetes, Dengue fever, arthritis, flu, sinusitis, respiratory tract infection, cough and bronchitis.

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