Could Andrographis paniculata be the solution to COVID-19?
Unfortunately, not enough medical tests have yet been performed to prove the effect of Andrographis paniculata. However, several Asian countries claim that this powerful herb may be the key to treating COVID-19. Clinical trials in this direction are expected to start soon, which could lead to a breakthrough in relieving the symptoms of the virus. Some preliminary studies have shown that Andrographis paniculata can have enormous health benefits, especially for the upper respiratory tract.
Although there is no recommended dose of Andrographis paniculata for the various types of health problems, these are the indicative amounts to take:
• To relieve a sore throat, a dose of 3-6 grams of Andrographis paniculata is sufficient once a day.
• For ulcerative colitis, 1,200-1,800 milligrams of Andrographis paniculata extract is sufficient once a day for 8 weeks.
• For viruses and colds, combining with other supplements can improve the overall condition of the immune system within 4-5 days
Andrographis paniculata can still cause side effects such as fatigue, headache, nausea, diarrhea, and an allergic reaction.
Andrographis paniculata is an herb whose numerous health benefits have not yet been fully confirmed by modern medicine. At the same time, however, its immunostimulating power has been recognized for centuries by Eastern medicine.
* The medical claims in this article are citations published in the MedCrave Journal of Lung, Pulmonary & Respiratory Research, based on a study: Cheepsattayakorn A, Cheepsattayakorn R. Andrographis paniculata (Green chiretta) may combat COVID-19. J Lung Pulm Respir Res. 2020; 7 (2): 26. DOI: 10.15406 / jlprr.2020.07.0022.