Photos of Andrographis paniculata, Andrographis.

Andrographis paniculata is an annual member of the Acanthaceae which is common in India and elsewhere in tropical Asia. A traditional name, Maha-tikta, translates into "king of bitters." Traditionally used as a bitter and stomachic, among other uses. Positioned in Western herb markets to lessen symptoms and reduce duration of colds and upper respiratory tract infections.

Email:, or call +1-479-253-2629 for licensing terms and fees. All images © Copyright Steven Foster. Thank you!