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Swertia chirata

A Bitter Cure

Swertia chirata or Genetiana chirayita is also known by a variety of names such as Anaryatikta, Bhunimbaa, Chiratitka, Kiraatatikta in Sanskrit, Chiretta in Hindi, Chiaravata in Urdu, Sekhagi in Burma. Swertia Chirata is a bitter tonic. It works as laxative and as an appetizer because it stimulates the release of bile. It also corrects the disordered process of nutrition and restores the normal fuction of the system.



Botanical name: Swertia chirata or Genetiana chira
Family: Gentianaceae

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