As much as possible, we will try to minimize our exposure to respiratory viruses as they can make us feel unwell, leading to sick days, low productivity or even lung complications such as pneumonia and death, in some very serious cases. Unfortunately, there is no cure for viral infections and antibiotics do not work on viral infections as they are prescribed to fight bacterial infections. Usually, when we catch a cold or flu, the doctors will prescribe medications that will ease the symptoms. For instance, paracetamol for fever, antihistamines for runny nose and sneezing, cough mixture for cough and lozenges to soothe the sore throat.
A popular eastern herb, Andrographis paniculata commonly known as ‘King of Bitters’ is a wonder herb that has anti inflammatory, antiviral and antibacterial properties that help to prevent or relieve cold /flu symptoms. It is a herb long used in traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurverda. Also known as “Indian echinacea”, or hempedu bumi by our locals, it is a bitter-tasting herb that is rich in compounds known as andrographolides.Decades of research has led to the development of AP-Bio™, a fast-acting Andrographis paniculata extract. AP-Bio™ is clinically proven to boost the immune systems and relieve all cold symptoms fast in a double blind randomised human clinical trial.
Andrographis leaves have immunostimulatory and anti-inflammatory properties. AP-Bio™, with its strong and powerful anti-inflammatory ability, is proven to reduce the inflammatory side effects created by immune cells when fighting with pathogens. The inflammatory symptoms are fever, sore throat, coughing and aches. AP-Bio™ is proven to reduce the severity of common cold symptoms, and helps the patients to recover faster.
Not only does Andrographis reduce the severity of the common cold, it can also prevent the onset of a cold in healthy individuals. So, when you feel you are going to be down a cold or flu, go for AP-Bio™ immediately! Act fast, suffer less.