Chirata Scientific Name
Chirata Other Names
Hindi: Chirayata, Chirata
French: Swertie de l’Inde
German: Chirettakraut, Kirayakraut
Latin: Swertia chirata
Sanskrit: Anaryatikta, Ardhatikta, Bhunimba, Chiratika
What is Chirata?
This ayurvedic herb is mainly found in sub-temperate regions of the Himalayas ranging from India to Bhutan. It has a peculiar bitter taste. Chirata is extensively used in combating various infections, protecting liver functions, enhancing appetite, improving metabolism, and boosting weight loss. It is highly effective in treating fever and promoting healthy bowel movement.
Common forms of Chirata
Powder, Capsules, Tablets
Chirata is commonly used for:
- Treating fever
- Curing malaria
- Curing constipation
- Eradicating worm Infestations
- Treating Upset stomach
- Promoting healthy appetite
- Curing and preventing skin diseases
- Preventing cancer
Tablet: 1 tablet/capsule a day or as directed by the doctor.
Chirata Side-effects and Warnings
Not so common side-effects: Not known
Pregnant and Nursing mothers: Since it lowers blood glucose levels, stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Children: Not known.