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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