Chirayata, Chirata, Indian Gentian, Chirata, Chiretta
Temperament of the Drug
(Hot 2° and Dry 2°)
Scientific Name/ Botanical Name
Swertia chirayita (Roxb. ex Flem.) Karst. Swertia chirata Buch.
Whole Plant or Dried aerial part of the herb
Actions/ Therapeutic Uses
Abortifacient, Anthelmintic, Anti-asthmatic, Anti-diarrhoeal, Anti-flatulent, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-leprotic, Anti-leucodermal, Anti-malarial, Anti-pruritic, Anti-pyretic, Anti-septic, Anti-syphilitic, Antitussive, Aphrodisiac, Appetizer, Astringent, Blood Purifier, Carminative, Cholagogue, Deobstruent, Digestive, Diuretic, Emmenagogue, Febrifuge, General Tonic, Hepatic Tonic, Hypnotic, Laxative, Resolvent and Stomachic. Used for the treatment of fever specially malaria and various skin diseases. It is also effective in dyspepsia, diarrhoea hysteria and convulsions. The root of the plant is useful in checking hiccups and vomiting. It is very much used in urinary complaints like uneasiness in the region of the kidneys, frequent urging to urinate which is accomplished with difficulty and in cases of uric acid deposits.
Arq-e- Murakkab Musaffi-e- Khun, Jawaarish Jalinus, Jawaarish Zar'unui Ambari Ba Nuskha-e- Kalan, Ma'joon Juzaam, Roghan-e- Kalan, Roghan-e- Suranjan, Sharbat-e- Bazoori Mo’atadil.
Whole herb 5- 7 gms. Extract 2-4 ml.