Andrographis paniculata – Green Chiretta

Other notes

Natural History: An annual, erect herb growing 1-4 ft tall (WFO, 2022). It is an Indian medicinal plant, known as Bhunimba and Kalamegha in Sanskrit (Flowers of India, 2022). Small, white flowers borne in clusters in late summer.



WFO (2022): World Flora Online. Accessed on 17 Dec 2022. URL:

Flowers of India (2022). Accessed on 17 Dec 2022. URL:

Page citation

Kawthankar, N. 2024. Andrographis paniculata (Burm.f.) Wall. – Green Chiretta. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 4.12. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL:, accessed 2024/07/22.