Common Name : Kalmegha, Bhui-Neem, Kalamegha
Scientific Name : Andrographis paniculata
Kalmegh is a bitter medicinal herb used in blood purification. The active ingredient of the plant, andrographolide has anticancer properties and is used to treat upper respiratory tract infections and HIV infection. It is a well-known medicine to treat various skin ailments like leprosy, scabies, boils, skin eruptions etc. The decoction or infusion of kalmegh is a liver tonic that improves the liver functioning. It is also used for indigestion, bowel irregularity, anorexia, abdominal gas, and diarrhea.