Nilavepp, Kiriyath, Chirata (Swertia chiratta), Chiretta
Kiriyath is an annual or biennial bush that is used medicinally. It grows well in direct sunlight or slight shade and can reach a height of 18 inches to over four feet. It is an erect shrub with finely distributed or scattered leaves reaching a maximum length of 5 inches. The leaves are unscented, and the white flowers are streaked with faint violet. The entire plant has a bitter flavour, earning it the moniker ‘King of bitters’.
- Kiriyath is typically used to make an Ayurvedic decoction that is well-known for its anti-fever properties.
- It is known to be an effective laxative (a food, compound, or medication which when consumed either induces bowel movements or loosens the stool).
- Diabetic patients may also take this Ayurvedic decoction, as it is a well-known therapy for high blood sugar.
- The juice extracted from the leaves of these plants is beneficial for worm problems in the intestine.
100g, 250g, 500g, 1Kg