Benefits Of Chiretta

Chiretta is an annual plant commonly found in the temperate Himalayan forests of Nepal. Chiretta is derived from ‘kirata’ meaning bitter. Also known as Nepalanimba ‘The Nepalese bitter’.This bitter herb is renowned for cleansing the blood and liver of inflammation.

Benefits of Chiretta: Hyperdipsia, burning sensation, wounds, ulcers, chronic fever, malarial and intermittent fevers, pruritis, inflammations, cough, bronchitis, skin diseases, leprosy, intestinal worms, dyspepsia, flatulence, colic, diarrhoea, dysentery, haemorrhoids, difficulty in breathing, hemopathy, oedema, thirst, fever, ulcer, acidity, liver diseases.

Action: Bitter tonic, febrifuge, expectorant, alterative, cholagogue, anti-inflammatory, vermifuge.

Scientific name: Swertia chirata.

Useful part: Whole plant.

Dosage: 250mg–3g per day.


Rasa (taste): Bitter

Vırya(energy): Cooling

Vipaka (post-digestive effect): Pungent

Guna (quality): Light, dry,flowing

Dosa effect: PK−, V+

Dhatu (tissue): Plasma, blood

Srotas (channel): Digestive, respiratory

Classical and common names

Ayurvedic: Kiraata,Kairaata, Kiraataka, Kandatikta, Kiraatatikta, Kiraatatiktaka, Katutikta, Trinnimba, Bhuunimba, Aranyatikta, Raamasenaka.

English: Chiretta

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