Common Name : False waterwillow
Botanical Name : Andrographis echioides
Tamil : Gopuram thangi
Malayalam : கோபுரம் தாங்கி
Medicinal Use : jaundice, constipation, piles, anemia, conjuctivitis. The roots are purgative, anthelmintic, carminative, rubefacient and anodyne. Used in abdominal pain, constipation, calculus, general anasarca, piles, helminthic infestation, scabies and skin disorders. Root paste is applied to painful swellings and piles. The leaves relieve asthma and seeds are used to cure snakebites.