Sambiloto, a Natural Cure for Mild Flu

"For some, rainy season seems to be a perfect reason to stop all their regular activities. Laying on the beds and enjoying the shows from Netflix seems to be a new hobby. But do you know that lack of activity reduces body endurance? It’s especially true in the rainy season. You will be more susceptible to catching flu"

Published by : Wahyu untara  -  26/06/2024 10:34 WIB

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Flu is not a ‘serious’ illness. However, flu complaints also cannot be underestimated. Normally, when you have the flu, you will feel an uncomfortable accompanied with symptoms of sore throat, sneezing, body aches, or a runny nose.

If these early symptoms are not treated immediately, it is possible that the flu will get worse and force you to take a break from activities for a moment. Symptoms of mild flu can be relieved by getting enough rest, drinking lots of water, and maintaining a nutritious diet.

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You can also take advantage certain medicinal plants to relieve early symptoms of mild flu. Sambiloto (bitter leave, Andrographis paniculate) is known to have properties to relieve mild flu. This medicinal plant may sound unheard of to our ears, but it is quite familiar among herbalists and is often used for medicinal purposes.

Sambiloto leaves contain antioxidants that can increase our immunity to fight colds and fever. To make a sambiloto herb for mild flu, here are the recipe


  • 30 g fresh sambiloto
  • 110 ml boiled water

How to make:

  1. Wash the sambiloto.
  2. Mash until smooth and add water, mix well
  3. Strain the water.
  4. Drink 2 times a day before meals.