Common Name: Swertia Chirata, Kirata, Kirataka, Bhunimba, Kiratatiktaka, Chireta
Botanical Name: Gentiana chirayita
Active Agents: Phelic acid, amarogentin, chiratin, chiratogenin, enicoflavine, gentianine, swertianin and swerchirin, resins, gum, carbonates and phosphates of potash lime and magnesia ash
Uses of Chirayata
Fever: Boil the herb and filter it. Take this infusion twice after meal.
Digestive Aid: This herb can be taken for gastritis, heartburn and bloating. It also works as a laxative.
Intestinal Worms: Anti-parasitic properties of the herb effectively eradicate tapeworms and roundworms.
Liver Tonic: It has blood purifying properties and hepatoprotective activity which makes it great for the liver.
Weight Management: A decoction of chirayata can be taken for weight loss.