|Most Common Name:|| Chiretta|
Name:|| Swertia Chirata|
Known As (other names):|| Chirata, Chirayata,
Swertia, Indian Gentian, Indian Balmony|
This annual plant grows to about three feet high and is a native of
India and Nepal where it grows on the foothills of the Himalayas. It is
harvested after flowering and the whole plant is used.
This plant is very
bitter and any extract will be very bitter to take, tinctures possibly the
easiest to administer.
The blood sugar reduction effects of this plant is
claimed to be self moderating (i.e. once blood sugar levels stabilise at an
acceptable level the effect of this herb reduces accordingly). Some laboratory
tests have gone a long way towards confirming these claims but is st6ill
regarded as not fully conclusive.
Chiretta also stimulates the generation
of saliva and gastric fluids in the body.
used for, or in treatment of:
| A very bitter tea||A
(i.e. what has been reported to be in this herb):
Acid||Chiratin|| || |
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