Andrographis echioides Nees

Family ► Acanthaceae. Habitat ► Warmer parts of India. Folk ► Ranchimani (Maharashtra). Action ► Febrifuge, diuretic.

The plant contains a flavone, echio-dinin, and its glucoside, echioidin. EtOH (50%) extract of the plant exhibited diuretic activity in animal studies.

Family ► Acanthaceae.

Habitat ► Throughout India, from Himachal Pradesh to Assam and Mizoram, and all over southern India.

Ayurvedic ► Kaalmegha, Bhuunimba, Bhuuminimbaka, Vishwambharaa, Yavtikta, Kalpanaatha, Kiraata-tikta (var.).

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