Swertia chirata- A Wonderful Herb

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Saraswat .
Shweta Parihar


The Binomial Name is Swertia chirata Buch Ham. Because it grows in Nepal’s forests, S.chirata is also known as Nepali Neem. Since the 18th century, India has used S.chirata as a medicinal plant, which Europe has introduced and recommended abroad. It can potentially treat anti-inflammatory, hepatoprotective, anti-bacterial, wound healing, hypoglycaemic, antioxidant, antitussive, antipyretic, anti-diabetic, anti-cancer, anti-tumor. It belongs to the Family: Gentianaceae, Genus: Swertia, and Species: Chirata. This review article contains all the relevant information regarding its morphology, microscopy, phytochemistry, plant description, taxonomy, substitutes of S. chirata, pharmacological activities of the plant. The review article aims to provide brief knowledge about this drug among people and researchers.

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. S, Parihar S. Swertia chirata- A Wonderful Herb. IJPBR [Internet]. 31Dec.2021 [cited 22May2024];9(04):10-5. Available from: http://www.ijpbr.in/index.php/IJPBR/article/view/1015
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