Nilavembu Leaves - King of Bitter Dried Leaves (100 gm)

Nilavembu Leaves – King of Bitter Dried Leaves (100 gm)

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Family: Acanthaceae
Botanical Name: Andrographis Paniculata

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English Name: King of Bitters
Tamil Name: நிலவேம்பு – Nilavembu / Siriyanangai
Telugu Name: నిల వెంబు – Nila Vembu
Malayalam Name: നിലംകാഞ്ഞിരം / കയറിയതു / നിലവേപ്പ് / കാകാഞ്ഞിരം / കിരിയാട്ടു – Nilamkanjiram, Kiriyathu, Nelavepu, Kaakanjiram, Kiriyattu
Hindi Name: चिरायता – Chirayatha

Nilavembu is also called as siriyanangai, it is a Siddha herb that helps to cure many diseases. It is commonly known as “King Of Bitter” in English. Nila means soil and vembu means soil, it defines the herb that grows close to the soil. Andrographis paniculata is an erect plant with a height of 30–110 cm. Its stem is slender dark green, square in cross-section with longitudinal furrows and wings along with the angles. The lance-shaped leaves of this herb have the hairless blades, it measuring up to 8 cm length and 2.5 cm width. The small flower of this herb is borne in spreading racemes. The fruits of this herb are in capsule size, its length is 2 cm and a few mm width. It contains many yellow-brown seeds.

Medicinal Properties
Nilavembu has the following medicinal properties.

  1. Antipyretic
  2. Anti-microbial
  3. Anti-protozoan
  4. Anti-infective
  5. Insecticidal
  6. Anti-oxidant
  7. Anti-inflammatory
  8. Immunostimulant
  9. Anti-diabetic
  10. Bitter
  11. Blood detoxifier
  12. Digestive
  13. Cholagogue
  14. Hepatic stimulant
  15. Hepatoprotective
  16. Nephroprotective

Nilavembu Health Benefits:

Nilavembu is helping to treat skin diseases.
It also helps to cure fever.
It is also used to protect the liver.
Nilavembu provides strength to the body.
It can be also used for allergies.

Nilavembu Indications
Therapeutic indications of Nilavembu are as follows:

  • Intermittent fever
  • Malaria
  • Chronic fever
  • Dengue fever
  • Chikungunya
  • Post fever debility
  • Loss of appetite
  • Hepatomegaly
  • Fatty liver syndrome
  • Jaundice
  • Incomplete evacuation
  • Mild constipation
  • Intestinal parasites
  • Snakebites
  • Insect Stings
  • Sore throat
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