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Dr. Bill Rawls

Andrographis (andrographis paniculata) has a wide range of benefits, mostly related to immune system enhancing properties.* In native India, traditional use has primarily included supporting the immune system. During the twentieth century use of andrographis spread outside India to Europe and beyond.

Andrographis as an immune support ingredient

Many benefits of andrographis are related to the herb’s ability to restore normal balance in bacterial flora of the gut.*

One important threat to wellness is gradual decline in liver function — andrographis offers significant liver support.* It also enhances bile flow, which reduces hepatic (liver) stagnation, improves digestion and enhances detoxification of the body.*

Benefits of Andrographis*

  • Enhances immune function
  • Restoration of normal bacterial flora of the gut
  • Supportive of liver function
  • Enhanced bile flow

Side effects: About 1% of people who take andrographis develop an allergic reaction with hives and itching skin.

Vital Plan products with andrographis:

Advanced Biotic – combines andrographis with several other herbal ingredients for applications in restoration in normal gut flora and support of the immune system.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Always consult your qualified healthcare provider before beginning any diet or program.
about the author
Dr. Bill Rawls
Dr. Bill Rawls has practiced conventional medicine as a gynecologist for
over 20 years and is also the co-founder and medical director of Vital Plan, a wellness and herbal supplement company.