Siriya Nangai


Botanical Name      : Andrographis Paniculata
English Name            :  Kariyat
Tamil Name                : Siriyanangai
Hindi Name                 :   Kirayat
Malayalam Name : Kiriyathth
Telugu Name             :  Nelavemaa

Siriyanangai ( Kariyat ) is a herbaceous plant in the family Acanthaceae, native to India and Sri Lanka. It is an erect annual herb extremely bitter in taste in each and every part of the plant body . It grows erect to a height of 30-110 cm in moist shady places with glabrous leaves and white flowers having rose-purple spots on the petals. Flowers are small, solitary in panicles. Fruit is approximately 2 cm long. Seeds are numerous, yellow-brown in colour.


  •  It is used for fever and liver disorders
  •  It has beneficial effect in reducing diarrhea.
  • It is used in treatment of Jaundice.
  • It is used in case of diseases like flu, sinusites, cough
  • Used as one of the best remedies for Malaria.
  • It acts to dispel heat and remove toxins.
  • Kariyat is a blood purifier,
  • Siriyanangai is also used for snake bites