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Have you ever heard of herbs green chiretta? Green chiretta (Andrographis paniculata) is a soft-trunked plant, and the height is not up to 1 meter. This plant is thought to come from the tropical region of Asia. The leaf and stem are the parts used for medicine. What are the benefits of green chiretta for health?
Initially, this plant grew in India, then spread to the south reaching Siam and east, reaching the Malay peninsula, until finally found growing in Java. Andrographis can grow well in the lowlands at an altitude of 700 meters above sea level. Since ancient times, green chiretta plant is used to prevent inflammation, facilitate urine, reduce heat fever, stomach-ache medication, diabetes, and neutralizing toxin in the body. Same benefits of green chiretta to lower blood sugar level, it is believed because of bitter substances that can neutralize the sweet taste due to high blood sugar level.
Green chiretta contains andrographolide which is found in the leaf. The bitter substance that is believed by the ancestor to have the effect of sharp to control blood sugar levels. Other contents include butrographan, homoandrographolide, diterpene lactone, andrographosterin, and Andrographis.
Andrographolide compound in green chiretta can work to inhibit cancer cells and tumor. Research conducted in Japan showed that green chiretta able to stop the cancer cells activity in the stomach. Green chiretta’s properties include as anti-cancer, anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory, diuretic, analgesic, anti-hypertensive, stomachic, hypoglycemic, vermicidal, abortive, and anti-HIV. Below are some benefits of green chiretta:
Green chiretta benefits
From hereditary recipes, to help treat diabetes by boiling a handful of green chiretta leaves in 3 cups water until the water left a glass. Green chiretta stew water can be drunk three times a day. From the experience of ancestors, it was found that after a few days of drinking this boiled water, diabetes symptoms can be reduced slowly.
Lowering blood pressure
Green chiretta contains potassium which is used for controlling blood pressure because potassium serves to remove salt and water from the bloodstream, so that blood circulation becomes more smoothly.
Green chiretta is robust for use in cleaning open wounds. An alkaloid that green chiretta has, very useful to clean the bacteria attached to the injury.
In addition to being anti-bacterial, green chiretta is also useful as an anti-virus. Flavonoid in green chiretta proved able to inhibit the virus including HIV and herpes.
Bones and teeth
Potassium in green chiretta is useful for maintaining bone density and teeth.
Besides useful as an anti-virus, flavonoid compound also act as an anti-cancer that works against cancer cells in the body and prevent the cancer cells development.
To get benefits of green chiretta for health, how to process is very easy. Green chiretta usually boiled and drink the water regularly til the health condition is getting better.