The Wonders of Serpentina
Serpentina has been used the relief for various central nervous system disorders, both psychic and motor, including anxiety states, excitement, and manic behavior associated with psychosis, schizophrenia, insanity, insomnia and epilepsy. Extracts of the roots are valued for the treatment of intestinal disorders, particularly diarrhea and dysentery and also an anti-helmintic. Mixed with other plant extracts, Serpentina has been used in the treatment of cholera, colic and fever.Serpentina, also known as “Andrographis paniculata Nees” In India and Nepal, it is a common treatment for hypertension and insomnia. Hindus have used this plant for centuries as a febrifuge and as an antidote to the bites of poisonous snakes. Its medicinal value has been accepted by the allopathic system.It was also considered and proven in Traditional Chinese Medicine stomach, large intestine and bladder meridians; thus it acts to dispel and remove toxins.