Scientific Name: Andrographis paniculata
Seed Shape: Small spherical/ granular
Seed Size: 0.1 mm radius
Seed Colour: Brown
Usage: for germination
Packing: In plastic bag
Seed availability: Throughout the year
Botanical Name: Andrographis paniculata
English Name: Creat, King of bitters
Hindi Name: Kalmegh, Mahatita, Chiraita
Propagation: By seeds
Leaves: Antioxidant, Anti-inflammatory, Antibacterial, Antifungal, Antiviral, Antipyretic, Antiparasitic, Carminative, Diuretic, Hepatoprotective (Liver protecting), Blood purifying, Choleretic, Hypoglycemic.
Kalmegh is an annual herbaceous plant in the family Acanthaceae, 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.
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.