Efficacy of Andrographis paniculata, Nees for pharyngotonsillitis in adults

J Med Assoc Thai. 1991 Oct;74(10):437-42.


One hundred and fifty-two adult patients with pharyngotonsillitis were enrolled in the randomized double blind study to assess the efficacy of Andrographis paniculata. The patients were randomized to receive either paracetamol or 3 g/day of Andrographis paniculata or 6 g/day of Andrographis paniculata for 7 days. The baseline characteristics of the patients among the three groups were not different. The efficacy of paracetamol or high dose Andrographis paniculata was significantly more than that of low dose Andrographis paniculata at day 3 in terms of the relief of fever and sore throat. The clinical effects were not different at day 7. Minimal and self limiting side effects were found in about 20 per cent in each group.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Comparative Study
  • Randomized Controlled Trial
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Acetaminophen / therapeutic use
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Child
  • Double-Blind Method
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Pharyngitis / drug therapy*
  • Plant Extracts / therapeutic use
  • Plants, Medicinal*
  • Thailand
  • Tonsillitis / drug therapy*


  • Plant Extracts
  • Acetaminophen