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Chirayata Churna

Introduction :

Chirayata, the renowned Febrifuge, is an effective Hepatostimulant and Cholagogue that significantly aids in digestion, improves appetite and stimulates metabolism. Its bitter active principles make it an effective adjuvant in Type 2 Diabetes mellitus.

 

Actions :

Chirayata is rich in mangiferin, swertiamarin, amarogentin and their derivatives. Mangiferin exerts significant α-glucosidase and 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl radical inhibitory activity, responsible for its anti-hyperglycemic potential1

Exerts potent hepatoprotective activity2

Chirayata effectively improves gut motility and offers profound therapeutic benefits in gut motility disorders, such as constipation, colic and diarrhea. It is extremely useful in asthma and alike airways hyperactivity diseases as well3

Possesses considerable antiviral properties against Herpes Simplex Virus type-14

 

Indications :

Chirayata is extremely useful in the following conditions:

  • Febrile States, Malaria and Convalescence
  • Liver Disorders
  • Intestinal Worms5
  • Type-2 Diabetes mellitus
  • Bronchial Asthma

 

Direction for use:

½ - 1 teaspoonful (3-6 g) twice daily with water after meals or as directed by the Physician.

Presentation

60 gm, 100 gm & 500 gm Pack

References:

  • Phoboo S, Pinto MD, Barbosa AC, et al. Phenolic-Linked Biochemical Rationale for the Anti-Diabetic Properties of Swertia chirayita (Roxb. ex Flem.) Karst. Phytotherapy Research. 2012.
  • Nagalekshmi R, Menon A, Chandrasekharan DK, et al. Hepatoprotective activity of Andrographis paniculata and Swertia chirayita. Food and Chemical Toxicology. 2011 Dec;49(12):3367-73.
  • Khan AU, Rahim A, et al. Insights into mechanisms underlying the gut and airways modulatory effects of Swertia chirata. Journal of Natural Medicine. 2012 Jan;66(1):140-8.
  • Verma H, Patil PR, et al. Antiviral activity of the Indian medicinal plant extract Swertia chirata against herpes simplex viruses: a study by in-vitro and molecular approach. Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology. 2008 Oct-Dec;26(4):322-6.
  • Iqbal Z, Lateef M, et al. Anthelmintic activity of Swertia chirata against gastrointestinal nematodes of sheep. Fitoterapia. 2006 Sep;77(6):463-5.