The Creat helps in Treating Liver Disorders

Source of The Creat

Botanical Name : Andrographis paniculata

Family : Acanthaceae

Synonyms of The Creat:

  • Hindi – Kaalmegha
  • English – The Creat
  • Sanskrit – Kalpanaatha
  • Marathi – Olikiryata
  • Tamil – Nilavendu
  • Bengali – Kaalmegha
  • Gujarati – Lilu kriyaatu
English: Andrographis paniculata, Acanthaceae,...

English: Andrographis paniculata, Acanthaceae, Green Chirayta, Creat, King of Bitters, India Echinacea, habitus; Botanical Garden KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany. The plant is used in homeopathy as remedy: Andrographis paniculata (Androg.) Deutsch: Andrographis paniculata, Acanthaceae, Kalmegh, Habitus; Botanischer Garten KIT, Karlsruhe, Deutschland. Die Pflanze wird in der Homöopathie als Arzneimittel verwendet: Andrographis paniculata (Androg.) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It is available in the trade name of Kaalmegha. The creat is an erect branched annual herb, branches are sharply four angled. Flowers are rose coloured. It is grown throughout the plains of India. The whole herb is useful.

Medicinal Properties of The Creat:

  • Anti-pyretic
  • Stomachic (roots and leaves)
  • Tonic
  • Alterant
  • Anthelmintic
  • Febrifuge
  • Cholagogue

Phytochemicals of The Creat:

The phytochemicals which are present in the creat are bitter principle, kalmeghin, flavone and essential oil etc.

Forms of Use: It is used in the form of tincture, poultice and juice.

Medicinal Uses and Health Benefits of The Creat

Role of The Creat In the treatment of Liver Disorders:

  • It is a powerful drug for liver disorders.
  • Decoction or infusion of leaves gives good results in sluggish liver.
  • It is an important constituent of Switraadi lepa, an effective drug for vitilago, kaalmegha navayas churna and Kaalmegha aasava.

Other Uses:

  • Bitter tonic
  • Cures fever
  • Works against worms
  • Dysentery
  • General weakness
  • Used to prevent excessive gas formation in stomach
  • Useful for indigestion
  • Used in combination with mustard oil and applied on itching.


  • Juice – 1 to 4 ml (of leaves and stems)
  • Infusion – 10 to 15 ml
  • Functions – 3 to 5 ml
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