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Title: BioProfile- Andrographis The King of Bitters
Authors: Ojha, Shreesh
Ahmed, Sayeed
Issue Date: Mar-2010
Publisher: CSIR
Abstract: POPULARLY known as Kalmegh in Ayurveda, Andrographis paniculata Nees is used as a wonder drug in traditional Siddha and Ayurvedic systems of medicine. It belongs to the family Acanthaceae consisting of 250 genera and 2500 species. The genus Andrographis consists of 28 species of small annual shrubs essentially distributed in tropical Asia. It grows wild in thickets throughout south Asia, although it may also be cultivated.
Page(s): 53-54
Appears in Collections:SR Vol.47(03) [March 2010]

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