किरातकः - Swertia chirata


Name - किराततिक्तः

Botanical name - Swertia chirata

Description - The herb of Swertia chirata Buch-Ham. Of the family Gentianaceae is used as chirata.

Chemical Constituents- It contains bitter substance chiratin and ophelic acid

Use - It is bitter and reputed as tonic.. In the southern states, sometimes, Andrographis paniculata Nees. Of the family Acanthaceae is used, it contains kalamegin and bitter substance named andrographolide.

Medicinal plants of India ; Ayurveda

01 September 2013

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