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Organic Herbs

Chiraito, Tite (Chiretta)

Swertia chirayita L.

Biennial to perennial herb growing from 60 to 150 cm tall in height, having only one main stem above ground surface. Roots woody or non woody in nature, 0.5 to 1.5 cm in thickness, 5 to 10 cm in length, slightly brown in color. Leaves opposite, elliptic, entire, tip pointed. Leaves below the stem are longer than leaves above the stem. Flowers yellowish or greenish, July-November.


The plant is about 60 to 150 cm tall, roots are slightly curved, some thickened and brown in color and leaves are minute. Lower part of stem is like spindle shaped and upper part is quadrangular and lines are clearly seen in every angle. Whole plant is extremely bitter.


Though whole plant contains medicinal properties, roots are commonly used in medicine. It contains medicinal properties for curing fever, bronchial asthma liver disorders, Also used as anthelminthic, expectorant, Antiperiodic, hypoglycemic, laxative, etc. Due to bitterness in Chiraito, it is used as alternative source in beer industries. Studies show its use in protection of liver related disease. For the treatment of Malaria, pieces of leaves and stem are chewed or its boiled water is drunk.

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