Other Common Names
|Botanical Name||: Andrographis Paniculata|
|English Name||: Kariyat|
|Tamil Name||: Siriyaanangai|
|Hindi Name||: Kirayat|
|Malayalam Name||: Kiriyathth|
|Telugu Name||: Nelavemaa|
Kariyat is a herbal vine from the Acanthaceae family, which is native to India and Sri Lanka. It is an erect annual herb with an extremely bitter taste. It grows mostly in moist shady places. It is 30-110 cm in height with glabrous leaves. It produces white-colored small flowers having rose-purple spots on the petals. These flowers look like a snake. The fruit is 2 cm long approximately. The seeds are numerous and brownish-yellow in color.
Nilavembu is a bitter herb that includes several health benefits. Let’s see,
- Used for fever and liver disorders.
- Helpful in reducing diarrhea.
- Assists in the treatment of Jaundice.
- Treat diseases like flu, sinusitis, upper respiratory tract infection, cough, and bronchitis.
- Used as one of the best natural remedies for Malaria.
- Discharges heat and removes toxins.
- Kariyat is a blood purifier, so used to treat liver, jaundice, dermatological diseases.
- It is used to treat snake bites.
- It will kill intestinal worms and support the intestine.
Due to the different health benefits of nilavembu are best to incorporate it into the daily diet.
How to Consume Kariyat Powder
Morning – Take five gms of Kariyat powder with 100 ml of water and boil them for some minutes. After the water getting warm, filter them, and drink before food. Repeat this same for the Evening after dinner.
Take 1-2 gms of powder with cow milk twice a day that treats excessive urination.
1 spoon daily before diet with water.
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