Contents: Sambiloto (Andrographis paniculata), Purified Water.
The most bitter of the bitter herbs, Sambiloto has been used for centuries to treat gastro-intestinal and upper respiratory infections, fever, herpes, sore throat, and a variety of other chronic and infectious diseases.
Sambiloto greatly enhances immune system function, by releasing interferon, and boosting lymphatic system function. Interferon is a protein (called a cytokine) made by cells in response to virus. A potent antiviral agent, it’s also anti-proliferative (stops the reproduction of virus). During 2021, Sambiloto was declared by the Thai government as a cure for Covid, and related diseases, due to its ability to stop Covid-related spike protein production in the body.
A few benefits….
Sambiloto is a potent stimulator of the immune system in two ways: (1) Antigen-specific response: antibodies are made to counteract invading microbes, and (2) Nonspecific immune response: macrophage cells scavenge and destroy invaders. Sambiloto activates both responses – making it effective against a variety of infectious and cancer-causing agents. Sambiloto is an excellent all around herb for treatment of Lyme disease.
Sambiloto is cytotoxic (cell-killing) against cancer, namely human epidermoid carcinoma (squamous cell carcinoma) of the skin lining of the nasopharynx and against lymphocytic leukemia cells.
Sambiloto produces anti-hypertensive (blood pressure lowering) effects. Noradrenaline, a hormone secreted by the brain, acts to constrict blood vessels and increase heart rate, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels. Sambiloto extract inhibits the increase in blood pressure that is caused by noradrenaline. Sambiloto relaxes the smooth muscle in the walls of blood vessels. This relaxation prevents the blood vessel from constricting and limiting blood flow to the heart, brain, and other organs in the body. Sambiloto keeps blood, and therefore oxygen, flowing to the brain. Diminished blood flow to the brain can cause short-term memory loss, ringing in the ears, dizziness, headaches, depression, and impaired mental performance.
Sambiloto has clear anti-fertility as well as pregnancy-terminating effects in larger amounts. In India, where Sambiloto is used for common ailments such as diarrhea, fever, and other digestive disorders, it is recommended that the herb be used only for short-term treatment. This is due to the content of compounds that are contraceptive in nature.