*Bhunimba is one of the most bitter plants in Ayurvedic medicine. The bitterness helps to promote gut health and immunity. Bhunimba helps with detoxifying Pitta toxin in the blood and helps heal the skin. No external bugs that weaken the immunity can stand in front of the bitter active principles of Bhunimba. It improves the body's ability to metabolize by activating cell enzyme pathways. Many ayurvedic formulas indicated for low immune function have Bhunimba in them.
*Benefits include supporting the lymphatic and respiratory systems, increasing resistance against pathogens, maintaining an excellent flow of lymph and blood, and enhancing heart and liver health.
Suggested Use: 1/2-1 teaspoon in powdered form, once or twice daily, or use as directed by your health practitioner.
Botanical Name – Andrographis Paniculata
Family – Acanthaceae
English Name – The Creat, India Echinacea
Bhunimba is an erect plant with a height of 30–110 cm. Its stem is slender dark green, square in cross-section with longitudinal furrows and wings along with the angles. The lance-shaped leaves have hairless blades measuring up to 8 centimeters long by 2.5 wide. The small flowers are borne in spreading racemes. The fruit is a capsule around 2 cm long and a few mm wide. It contains many yellow-brown seeds.
Physical and chemical properties of Bhunimba –
Taste – Bitter
Quality – Light, dry
Potency – Hot
Post Digestive effect – Pungent
Bhavaprakasha calls Bhunimba as Kirata
Bhavaprakasha – Haritakyadi Varga
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