Dear Stephen,
I started andrographis (Natures Way-2 caps, one at breakfast one at dinner) this week and had a rather severe emotional reaction: depression, irritability, and insomnia. I have been on other herbs and also rifing without much difficulty. In the two years of treatment I have never had such an extreme reaction to an herb or even rife session. Energetically the andrographis tested extremely well. I contacted my doctor and he thinks I will not be able to tolerate the angrographis—that it is interfering with neurotransmitter function/balance. This is something kinesiology could not have predicted. I spoke to an herbalist who thought adding the andrographis would be beneficial after a 30 day liver detoxification with warm lemon teas and abundant green vegetables added to my diet. I would be interested in your thoughts. Thank you.


Stephen’s response:
Liver detox is almost always beneficial, no matter which approach you use. People are reporting a lot of different reactions to andrographis and I am not sure that all of them are attributable to that herb. Depression/elation, irritability/calmness, insomnia/sleepiness. So, am not sure how to respond overall. Again, one of the reasons I suggest such a slow build up with these herbs is so you can experience just how you yourself respond to them. Many people are successful with very low doses of some of these herbs. People do experience a very great range in responses to herbs. I just never have heard of this one and andrographis before. I would just stay low on the dosage if you are responding so strongly to it.
Stephen
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