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Andrographis Complex Review – 8 Reasons To Consider

By Sasha de Beausset Aparicio, MSc

Reviewed by Rebecca Williams, MD, MA, MB, BChir

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Evidence Based | Facts | Nutrition Info | Claims | Contraindications | Cost | Directions | Conclusion

The core advertised benefits for the herbal formulation Andrographis Complex target several bodily functions and systems and include enhancing the immune system, supporting and maintaining normal body temperature, supporting healthy respiratory and liver function, and promoting adaptive response to everyday occasional stress. The formula is manufactured by Standard Process as part of the MediHerb product line, which includes a wide range of herbal treatment solutions.

The manufacturer is a U.S. headquartered company established in 1929. For more than 80 years, they have been manufacturing and selling a variety of dietary supplements, herbal products and veterinary formulas. More than 300 products are sold part of the company’s product portfolio.

Andrographis Complex is designed for the use of adults; however it is contraindicated during pregnancy and lactation periods and in case of patients with known allergy to plants of the daisy family.


1) Andrographis Complex Quick Facts

Andrographis Complex is an herbal mixture designed to support various functions, processes and systems of the body.

Holy basil is an ingredient used for thousands of years by Ayurvedic medicine practitioners. The plant is commonly prescribed to treat both physical and spiritual disorders. Common uses include memory improvement, treating respiratory problems, colds and flues, balancing blood sugar, fighting aging and relieving stress. Holy Basil has powerful adaptogenic properties assisting with symptoms of anxiety disorders (social phobia, social anxiety disorder), stress symptoms and enhancing its natural ability to cope with mental and physical stress. Long term safety (more than 4 weeks) of Holy Basil is not known.

Echinacea is generally recommended to support the immune function and is effective in fighting colds and flues, urinary tract infections, herpes and Candida, as well as in healing certain skin wounds, infections, eczemas and inflammatory skin conditions.
Andrographis is a plant native to Asia and India which is known for its bitter taste. Medicinal benefits include antiviral and anti-cancer properties, reduce high pressure and prevent blood clotting.

Nutrition Info

2) Ingredients of Andrographis Complex

Andrographis Complex includes the following ingredients: Calcium, Echinacea root 4:1 extract from Echinacea angustifolia root, Holy Basil herb 5:1 extract from Ocimum tenuiflorum herb 500 mg, Andrographis herb 10:1 extract from Andrographis paniculata herb containing andrographolide 10 mg, Holy Basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum) herb essential oil, Calcium acid phosphate, cellulose, hypromellose, silica, sodium starch glycollate and magnesium stearate.

3) Is Andrographis Complex Right for You?

Overall, Andrographis Complex represents an herbal combination that has been specifically created to support a variety of processes, functions, and systems of the body.

One of its components is called Holy basil and has been used for centuries by the Ayurvedic medicinal practitioners. Commonly prescribed in the treatment of both spiritual and physical disorders, its benefits focus mainly on treating respiratory problems, flues, and colds, memory impairment, fighting aging, balancing blood and relieving stress. Due to its powerful adaptogenic properties, Holy Basil may assist with symptoms of anxiety disorders, like social anxiety disorders, social phobia, as well as stress symptoms by enhancing the natural ability to cope with physical and mental stress. However, long-term usage of Holy basil is still researched, and its safety is currently unknown.

Another ingredient from this combination is Echinacea, generally suggested when it comes to supporting the immune system and useful in fighting flues, colds, herpes, Candida, urinary tract infections. Also, it may help with the healing process of certain skin infections, wounds, eczemas as well as other inflammatory skin conditions. Andrographis, the plant that gives the product’s name is originally from India and Asia and is widely known for its bitter taste.

New potential customers cannot base their opinion upon client testimonials because there is currently none available.


4) What Andrographis Complex Does?

  • The formula is based on a 100% herbal ingredient blend;
  • The Skullcap and Albizia are extracted using a unique method called cold percolation which preserves their full range of constituents;
  • The number of consumer reviews are small, however they are positive.


5) Andrographis Complex Warnings and Precautions

  • Small number of consumer reviews;
  • The formula is rather expensive (approximately $25 for a maximum 13 days’ supply);
  • The formula is indicated for occasional stress relief;
  • Contraindications and caution recommended for certain types of patients.


6) Andrographis Complex Cost

Customers can buy standard Process Andrographis Complex either from official manufacturer website or other offline and online retailers. It comes in the form of bottles that contain either forty or one hundred and twenty capsules. The daily suggested use is one or two tablet, four times per day. Therefore a bottle is enough for either one month or three months. When purchased in larger quantities, retailers usually offer discounts and promotions to attract new potential clients while maintaining satisfied the ones they already have.

The official website offers international shipment at affordable prices and customer assistance through the telephone.


7) Directions For Taking Andrographis Complex

The manufacturer recommends taking 1 tablet 3-4 times daily, or as directed by a healthcare professional. Several precautions are mentioned by the manufacturer.


8) Conclusion

Andrographis Complex is an herbal formulation designed to support a number of essential body functions and system, including the respiratory, the nervous and the immune systems. The formula which features Skullcap, Feverfew and Albizia as core ingredients is manufactured by an experienced company. Although there are not many consumer reviews available online, it is possible that the formula delivers on its claimed benefits, as consumers support its effectiveness. There are certain concerns regarding certain categories of patients, this is why you should carefully read the label before using Andrographis Complex.

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Roberta Mayer

This product has helped me with my problems related to the respiratory system. I wouldn’t hesitate buying it again!