Kalmegh (Andrographis Paniculata) is a plant which is also known as “Green Chiretta” and the “King of Bitters”. It is used for various medicinal purposes and is bitter in taste. It is mainly used for liver problems as it protects the liver against damage caused by free radicals due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity.
Kalmegh might be good for diabetics as it is effective in lowering blood sugar levels by increasing insulin secretion. It also helps in managing blood pressure by widening the blood vessels and increasing blood flow.
According to Ayurveda, taking Kalmegh churna regularly helps to manage arthritis by reducing the Ama and also stimulates appetite by improving the digestive fire.