What is Kalmegh? - Information & side effect

What is Kalmegh? - Information & side effect

Scientific name - Andrographis paniculata.

  • Kalmegh is also called 'Boui neem' because it is very similar to neem, and has a slightly bitter taste. It is used as a miracle cure in tribal medicine, the Siddhas of India, and the Ayurvedic medical system.
  • It is used to treat colds, sinusitis, and allergy symptoms due to its antibacterial and immunomodulatory properties. Kalmegh is effective in lowering blood sugar levels by increasing insulin secretion, so it may be suitable for diabetics.It also controls blood pressure by widening blood vessels and increasing blood flow. 
  • According to Ayurveda, regular consumption of Kalmegh churna reduces ama and treats arthritis, improves digestive fire and stimulates appetite.
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