In August 2020, the Department of Thai Traditional & Alternative Medicine reported that Andrographis paniculata could be effective in treating COVID-19 based on the results of a preliminary research. The trial entered the Phase 2 of the research involving 60 volunteers in September 2020.
According to a report by Bloomberg recently, Thailand's Health Ministry claimed that Andrographis paniculata, also known as Hempedu Bumi locally, has been proven to be effective as an alternative treatment to reduce the severity of COVID-19. Studies have shown that the plant extract can curb the virus and reduce the severity of the inflammation. Human clinical trials also showed that the patients' conditions improved within three days of treatment and without any side effects. This herb should be taken within 72 hours after the infection is confirmed positive.
If you’re past the point of prevention and on your third box of Kleenex this week, here is one of the latest natural remedy to help your immune system treat upper respiratory infections like cold and flu. Kordel’s Cold Away is made with AP-Bio™ - a patented, fast acting Andrographis Paniculata with 7 bioactive constituents that traditionally used to relieve cold symptoms.
In a randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled clinical, AP-Bio™ was effective in reducing the symptoms of upper respiratory tract infection. A total of 223 patients of both genders were randomized into two groups, which received either AP-Bio™ (200 mg/day) or placebo in a double-blind manner. In both the treatments, mean scores of all symptoms showed a decreasing trend from day one to day three.
From day three to day five, most of the symptoms in the placebo-treated group either remained unchanged or got aggravated, whereas in the AP-Bio™ treated group, all symptoms showed a decreasing trend. AP-Bio™ was 52.7 per cent or 2.1 times more effective than placebo on various symptoms of cold and flu. AP-Bio™ was well tolerated. The ingredients in Andrographis leaves contain immuno-stimulatory and anti-inflammatory properties. What does that mean? Well, when you get sick, your first line of defense is a type of immune cell called a macrophage. In Greek, macrophage means “big eater.” These big eaters chomp up viruses and help stimulate the rest of your body’s immune system. The active ingredient in this plant’s leaves helps increase the motility of these big eaters. Andrographis also help your spleen stimulate lymphocyte production. Lymphocytes are a type of white blood cells that serve as our bodies’ soldiers on the front line to fight infection. “Stimulating production” translates to revving your body’s response up faster! To reduce inflammatory symptoms such as fever, sore throat, coughing and aches, AP-Bio™ inhibits the release of inflammatory mediators, thus decreases inflammation, reduces severity of common cold symptoms.
Take 2 capsules once a day, after meal. We recommend treatment within 48 hours of symptom onset and you should see improvement within 2 days of treatment of the cold and flu.