Indian Gentian (Andrographis paniculata) and has been renowned in India for thousands of years for its detoxifying and anti-infectious properties. The tropical shrub has delicate pink-purple flowers that produce small fruits containing six to 12 flattened seeds. It tastes intensely bitter, which is why it’s referred to as “the king of bitters.” The bitter taste is due to iridoid glycosides.
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