Kalmegh's Details & Specifications

 
Botanical Name :  Andrographis paniculata Nees
Hindi Name :  Kiryat (View Name of this herb in more Languages)
English Name :  Kalmegh
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Category

:  Anthelmintic
 
 

Source

Bark :  Dried
Shoot :  Fresh and dried
N/A :  N/A
 
 

Family

:  Acanthaceae
 
 
Geographical Source
The plant is indigenous to India and is found in following countries: - Ceylon India Iraq Kubat Sri Lanka
 
 

Identification

Organoleptic characteristics
Colour :  N/A
Seeds :  Kalmegh
Taste :  N/A
Size :   About 7 to 22 mm. in height and a diameter of about 2-6 mm
Physical Standards
Total Ash :  N/A
Moisture :  Not more than 15 %
 
 

Chemical Constituents

Major
Major chemical constituents responsible for physicochemical and therapeutic action of the herb are: - Kalmeghin Bitter lactone Andrographolid Andrographide Tannin Volatile oil
 
Minor
The drug contains various minor chemical constituents however no specific contents have been identified yet.
 
 

Storage

To maintain physicochemical properties and medicinal values of the herb it is recommended to maintain following storage conditions: - Air tight containers Protection from light