Efficacy and Benefits of Sambiloto Leaf

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Benefits of bitter leaf widely used for a variety of traditional medicine. Sambiloto which has the Latin name Andrographis paniculata Ness is the medicinal plants in the form of animal that can reach 90 cm. The origin of this plant is expected from tropical Asia. Of India extends to the south in Siam, to the east to the Malay peninsula, and is found in Java.

Sambiloto itself is a wild plant that has many properties that can cure various diseases. Because it is a wild plant species, bitter may also be found in places like kabun, river banks, wasteland moist or yard.

The characteristics and properties of bitter herbs

Laktone and bitter leaf contains flavonoids. Laktone obtained from leaves and branches, respectively mengandungdeoxyandrographoldie, andropraholide (bitter substances), 14-deoxy-n, 12-didehydroandrographolide, and homoandrographolide. There are also alkane, ketones, aldehydes, minerals (calcium, potassium, sodium), acid grit and resin. Flavonoids itself apling lots of roots, namely polimetoksiflavon, andrgrafin, pan ikulin, mono-0-metilwithin, and apigenin-7, 4-dimetiler.

Single leaf short-stemmed, lies face crossed, lanceolate, base tapering, pointed tip, the edge of the flat, upper surface dark green.
Flowers, inflorescence branching rasemosa forming panicles, from the tip of the stem or leaves the armpit. Lipped flowers are tubular and white.
Fruit capsule funnel-shaped, about 1.5 cm long, 0.5 cm wide and butt-shaped sharp.


Used to prevent the formation of inflammation, improving the urine (diuretics).

1. Reduce the heat to the body (antipiretika)

Antiperetika bitter leaf contains very effective to reduce the heat inside.

2. Preventing cancer

Bitter leaf can treat diseases such as pregnant trophoblast wine (mola hidatisoda), and malignant trophoblastic disease (trophoblastic tumor) as well as lung tumor which was the forerunner of cancer. Top For Cancer
3. Lowering Blood Pressure

The content of potassium compounds provide efficacy to lower blood pressure. The results of pharmacological experiments showed that the water decoction of bitter leaf 10% at a dose of 0.3 ml / kg body weight can provide a decrease in blood sugar levels that are comparable to the provision of glibenclamide suspension.

4. Effective For Disease Typhus

Sambiloto also in the trust can be used as a cure typhus by taking a 10-15 leaves are boiled and drunk the water boiled. Efficacy of bitter leaf more important is as follows

5. Overcoming itching

6. Treating malaria

7. Increase endurance

8. Maintain stamina

9. Treat abdominal pain

10. Diabetes mellitus (DM)

11. Symptoms of hepatitis

12. biliary tract infection

13. Overcoming Diarrhea

14. Overcoming bacillary dysentery

15. Treating Typhoid

16. Treating pneumonia (pneumonnia)

17 Treating inflammation of the respiratory tract (bronchitis)

18. Treating acute kidney inflammation (acute pyelonephritis)

19. Treating inflammation of the middle ear (OMA)

20. Treat Appendicitis

21. Treating toothache

22. Treat leptospirosis

23. Effective for detoxifying

24. Good Skin (external use)

25. Treating diabetes

26. Remove black spots on the skin

Benefits of bitter leaf is quite widely used in traditional medicine, no wonder there are many herbal remedies that material is essentially a bitter leaf.

Use of Leaves Bitter For Exterior

To use the outside you can use some of the ways below.

Wash the bitter leaf that will be used sparingly
Puree until smooth leaves
Put in a soft cloth material to accommodate the former leaf that has been mashed
Let stand a few minutes on the skin or face to look perfect
For use inside

In addition to the outside, there are many benefits of bitter leaf that is important to treat the effect to make it more nutritious for the body, here’s how:

Take some bitter leaf that has been in the wash
Boil in water until its leaves 1/4
Drink in moderation.
To take advantage of bitter leaf be useful to ask the advice of traditional healers were very understanding about the various main properties.