andrographis boosts your immune system

Andrographis is a remarkably fast and effective herb for fighting respiratory infections. Now new research shows part of the reason why: andrographis presses the pedal on your immune system.

Andrographis recently gained attention when Thailand made it the first herb approved for treating COVID. But long before that, it was known for its remarkable effects on colds and other upper respiratory tract infections. Andrographis has been shown to both prevent and treat colds and sinusitis really fast. A massive systematic review concluded that andrographis is significantly better than drugs for almost all symptoms of cold, flu, bronchitis, pneumonia, laryngitis and tonsillitis (PLoS One 2017;12(8):e0181780).

And now a new study may help to explain why. Andrographis safely and effectively boosts your immune system. In this unblinded study, 30 healthy people were given 200mg of andrographis extract for 30 days. Andrographis increased their T cells, their T helper cells and their interferon gamma as well as having other beneficial immune modulating effects.

This study suggests that andrographis does its work, at least in part, by beneficially modulating immune cells and cytokines and provides more evidence for the immune benefits of this intriguing herb.

J Ayurveda Integr Med 2021 Jul-Sep;12(3):529-534

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