Swertia angustifolia

Family ► Gentianaceae.

Swertia chirayita (Roxb. exFlem.) Karst.

Habitat ► Sub-tropical Himalaya from Kashmir to Bhutan.

Folk ► Pahaari Kiretta, Mithaa (sweet) Kiryaat.

Action ► Used as a substitute for S. chirayita. (Inferior in bitter tonic properties.)

Aerial parts gave ursolic acid, xan-thones and beta-sitosterol. Several tetra-and pentaoxygenated xanthones have been isolated from the plant.

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