Latin Name

Swertia chirata

English Name


Sanskrit Name


Part Used

The whole plant

Effect on Dosha

Pacifies all three doshas; especially Kapha and Pitta

Properties and Uses

It boosts appetite, relieves intestinal gas, acts as digestive, promotes secretion of bile hence used in digestive disorders and liver ailments such as jaundice. Due to anthelmintic properties it is used in worm infestation. Due to strong bitterness it act as blood cleanser, anti pyretic and mucolytic agent. Its a very popularly used medicine for fever. It opens up all the channels and improves secretion of breast milk.

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