Chirata: Health Benefits

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Chirata is a Medicinal Plant that can live at 1200-3000 metres in the Himalayan region with the scientific name Swertia chirata. It is bitter to taste.

Everyone knows how dangerous diabetes is, which we normally call ‘sugar’, as it is widespread in people these days, so that a day will not pass without the sale of sugar tablets in the medical shop.

If diabetes is a problem then Chirata will be a better solution. This plant, grows somewhere in the Himalayan region, has the  power of Hypoglycemic properties that help in reducing diabetes. Antioxidants in chirata can increase human appetite, prevent liver issues and will reduce malaria.

According to Ayurveda, the usage of  this herb, Chirata, can reduce ‘jvara’ means fever, ‘Kusta’ means treating skin problems, ‘Pachana’ means helping digestion, ‘Rochana’ means stimulating hunger, ‘Anulomana’ means improving breathing,and ‘prameha’ means controlling diabetes. It is mentioned in ancient Ayurvedic texts that this herb gives relief to many health issues.

Further research studies suggest that Chirata plays an important role in the proper functioning of the brain and nervous system. It can reduce stress and anxiety as well as in controlling constipation. It aids in blood purification so chirata is widely used in many Ayurvedic medicines. Vitamin C in chirata can improve eyesight. Due to its anthelmintic effect, chirata can be used to  remove   worms in the stomach. Amarogenin in chirata has anti cancer properties. By these health benefits we can consider chirata as a good medicine for our health.

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