About Nilavembu / Kalmegh / king of Bitters Powder
Andrographis, also known as “King of Bitters,” is a member of the plant family Acanthaceae. The leaves and stems of the plant are used to extract the active phytochemicals. The most medicinally active phytochemical is andrographolide.
Benefits of Nilavembu / Kalmegh / king of Bitters Powder
Nilavembu helps to manage blood sugar levels and is useful for people suffering from diabetes. It also helps fight cancer and detoxifies the liver. Its rich source of antimicrobial and antiviral properties help manage all kinds of fever including dengue, typhoid, influenza, malaria and chikungunya.
Botanical Name : Andrographis Paniculata
English Name : King of Bitters
Tamil Name : நிலவேம்பு / Nilavembu / Siriyanangai
Hindi Name : चिरायता / Chirayatha
Malayalam Name: നിലംകാഞ്ഞിരം / കയറിയതു / നിലവേപ്പ് / കാകാഞ്ഞിരം / കിരിയാട്ടു / Nilamkanjiram, Kiriyathu, Nelavepu, Kaakanjiram, Kiriyattu
Telugu Name : నిల వెంబు / Nila Vembu