swertia chirata Buch
Botanical Name: Swertia chirayita (Roxb. ex Fleming) Karsten
Synonyms: Gentiana chirayita Roxb. ex Fleming; Ophelia chirata
English name: Chiretta
Nepali name: Chiraito, Tite
Sanskrit name: Kirattikta, Kirat
Trade name: Chirata, Chiraito
Habit: Biennial herb, up to 1m tall
Flowering period: June-September
Parts used: Plants and roots
Collection Period: October-Nov.
Habitat/distribution: Open forest and hill slopes; Himalaya between 1500-2500 m.
Principal constituents: Tonic, stomachic, laxative, antipyretic, anthelmintic, antimalarial, antidiarrhoeal, etc.
Traditional medicinal properties and uses
Tonic, stomachic, laxative, antipyretic, anthelmintic, antimalarial, antidiarrhoeal, etc. juice of the plant is used to prevent infections and clot blood in wound. Root is used to treat cold, cough and stomachache.
It is used to treat stomachaches, constipation, and excess urination; to eliminate parasites; and to prevent or treat malaria.
We provide the raw of swertia (chiretta) in different size and shapes as per customers’ choice and requirements. We usually use jute bags, carton boxes etc. for packing.