KING OF BITTERS ANDROGRAPHIS PANICULATA SEEDS CHINESE MEDICINE AYURVEDIC $2.30

A RARE HERBAL MEDICINE WITH LITTLE FLOWERS THAT LOOK LIKE THE FLOWER IS DANCING WITH IT’S HANDS IN THE AIR!

Andrographis paniculata, commonly known as “Andrographis” or “King of Bitters,” is a medicinal herb that has been traditionally used in various parts of Asia, particularly in Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine. Here are some details about the plant:

Andrographis paniculata is native to South Asian countries, including India and Sri Lanka. It has also been found in various Southeast Asian countries, such as Thailand and Indonesia. The plant has spread to other tropical and subtropical regions and is now cultivated in different parts of the world.

Description:

Appearance: Andrographis paniculata is an erect annual herb that can grow up to 30-110 cm in height.
Leaves: The leaves are lance-shaped, opposite, and usually about 5-8 cm long. They are green with a slightly bitter taste.
Flowers: The plant produces small, tubular, white to light purple flowers that are borne in spreading racemes.
Fruit: The fruit is a capsule containing small seeds.

Medicinal Uses: Andrographis paniculata is known for its potential medicinal properties. The plant contains compounds such as andrographolides, which are believed to have anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and immune-stimulating effects. It is often used in traditional medicine to treat respiratory infections, fever, and other ailments.

Grow Notes:

Seed Collection: We collect seeds from mature Andrographis plants when the capsules have dried and started to split. The seeds are small and light brown.

Seed Preparation: Soak the seeds in water for a few hours to help with germination.

Germination: Sow the seeds in well-draining soil. The seeds are small, so a fine seed-starting mix works well. Press the seeds lightly into the soil surface without covering them completely, as they need light to germinate.

Temperature and Light: Andrographis paniculata prefers warm temperatures. Provide a consistently warm environment, ideally between 21-27°C. Place the seeds in a location with bright, indirect light.

Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Watering from below can help prevent disturbing the seeds.

Transplanting: Once the seedlings have grown large enough to handle, transplant them into individual pots or directly into the garden. Maintain proper spacing between plants.

Soil and Location: Andrographis prefers well-draining soil with a slightly acidic to neutral pH. Choose a location with full to partial sunlight.

Care: Provide regular water, and feed with a balanced fertilizer during the growing season. Prune the plants if necessary to maintain shape.

Germination
7-30 days at 18-35°C but can take longer (don’t throw your pots out!)

Always consult a medical practitioner before embarking on any program. The information on this page is not diagnostic, therefore always consult a herbal practitioner or your GP in order to obtain a diagnosis. Never stop taking prescribed treatment without consulting your GP or a qualified herbal practitioner. Do not take without qualified medical advice.

 

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