Swertia chirata Health effects and herbal facts

Swertia chirata

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Swertia chirata Swertia chirata

Geografical distribution

  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Native
    • Indian Subcontinent: Bhutan; India - Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Sikkim, Uttar Pradesh; Nepal

Biological activities

5-Alpha-Reductase-Inhibitor
Oleic-acid found in Plant
Palmitic-acid found in Plant
Stearic-acid found in Plant
Allergenic
Oleic-acid found in Plant
Alpha-Reductase-Inhibitor
Oleic-acid found in Plant
Analgesic
Beta-amyrin found in Plant
Gentianine found in Plant
Anemiagenic
Oleic-acid found in Plant
Anthelmintic
Tannin found in Plant
AntiEBV
Lupeol found in Plant
AntiHIV
Tannin found in Plant
Antialopecic
Oleic-acid found in Plant
Palmitic-acid found in Plant
Antianaphylactic
Gentianine found in Plant
Antiandrogenic
Oleic-acid found in Plant
Palmitic-acid found in Plant
Antiangiogenic
Lupeol found in Plant
Antiarthritic
Gentianine found in Plant
Antibacterial
Gentianine found in Plant
Tannin found in Plant
Anticancer
Tannin found in Plant
Anticariogenic
Tannin found in Plant
Antidermatitic
Mangiferin found in Plant
Antidiabetic
Mangiferin found in Plant
Antidiarrheic
Tannin found in Plant
Antidysenteric
Tannin found in Plant
Antiedemic
Beta-amyrin found in Plant
Gentianine found in Plant
Lupeol found in Plant
Antifibrinolytic
Palmitic-acid found in Plant
Antifibrotic
Mangiferin found in Plant
Antiflu
Lupeol found in Plant
Antihepatotic
Mangiferin found in Plant
Antihepatotoxic
Mangiferin found in Plant
Swerchirin found in Plant
Tannin found in Plant
Antiherpetic
Mangiferin found in Plant
Antihistaminic
Gentianine found in Plant
Antihyperglycemic
Lupeol found in Plant
Antihypertensive
Tannin found in Plant
Antiinflammatory
Beta-amyrin found in Plant
Gentianine found in Plant
Lupeol found in Plant
Mangiferin found in Plant
Oleic-acid found in Plant
Antileukotriene-D4
Oleic-acid found in Plant
Antilipolytic
Tannin found in Plant
Antilithic
Lupeol found in Plant
Antimalarial
Gentiopicrin found in Plant
Lupeol found in Plant
Antimeningitic
Gentianine found in Plant
Antimutagenic
Tannin found in Plant
Antinephritic
Tannin found in Plant
Antinociceptive
Beta-amyrin found in Plant
Antiophidic
Tannin found in Plant
Antioxalate
Lupeol found in Plant
Antioxidant
Lupeol found in Plant
Mangiferin found in Plant
Palmitic-acid found in Plant
Tannin found in Plant
Antiperoxidant
Lupeol found in Plant
Antiprostaglandin
Lupeol found in Plant
Antipsychotic
Gentianine found in Plant
Antiradicular
Tannin found in Plant
Antirenitic
Tannin found in Plant
Antirheumatic
Gentianine found in Plant
Lupeol found in Plant
Antishigellic
Gentianine found in Plant
Antispasmodic
Mangiferin found in Plant
Antistaphylococcic
Gentianine found in Plant
Antistreptococcic
Gentianine found in Plant
Antitubercular
Swertianin found in Plant
Antitumor-Promoter
Tannin found in Plant
Antitumor
Lupeol found in Plant
Tannin found in Plant
Antiulcer
Beta-amyrin found in Plant
Tannin found in Plant
Antiurethrotic
Lupeol found in Plant
Antiviral
Lupeol found in Plant
Mangiferin found in Plant
Tannin found in Plant
Ataractic
Gentianine found in Plant
CNS-Paralytic
Gentianine found in Plant
CNS-Stimulant
Gentianine found in Plant
Mangiferin found in Plant
Cancer-Preventive
Oleic-acid found in Plant
Tannin found in Plant
Carcinogenic
Tannin found in Plant
Cardiotonic
Mangiferin found in Plant
Chelator
Tannin found in Plant
Choleretic
Mangiferin found in Plant
Oleic-acid found in Plant
Corticosterogenic
Gentianine found in Plant
Cosmetic
Stearic-acid found in Plant
Cyclooxygenase-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Plant
Cytotoxic
Lupeol found in Plant
Dermatitigenic
Oleic-acid found in Plant
Diuretic
Mangiferin found in Plant
Emetic
Gentianine found in Plant
FLavor
Oleic-acid found in Plant
Palmitic-acid found in Plant
Stearic-acid found in Plant
FPTase-Inhibitor
Lupeol found in Plant
Fungicide
Gentiopicrin found in Plant
Gastroprotective
Beta-amyrin found in Plant
Glucosyl-Transferase-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Plant
Hemolytic
Palmitic-acid found in Plant
Hepatoprotective
Beta-amyrin found in Plant
Tannin found in Plant
Hypercholesterolemic
Palmitic-acid found in Plant
Hypocholesterolemic
Oleic-acid found in Plant
Stearic-acid found in Plant
Hypoglycemic
Gentianine found in Plant
Swerchirin found in Plant
Hypotensive
Gentianine found in Plant
Lupeol found in Plant
Immunostimulant
Mangiferin found in Plant
Immunosuppressant
Tannin found in Plant
Insectifuge
Oleic-acid found in Plant
Irritant
Oleic-acid found in Plant
Larvicide
Beta-amyrin found in Plant
Gentiopicrin found in Plant
Lipoxygenase-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Plant
Lubricant
Palmitic-acid found in Plant
Stearic-acid found in Plant
MAO-Inhibitor
Mangiferin found in Plant
Swerchirin found in Plant
Tannin found in Plant
Mosquitocide
Beta-amyrin found in Plant
Mutagenic
Swertianin found in Plant
Myorelaxant
Gentianine found in Plant
Nematicide
Palmitic-acid found in Plant
Neurotoxic
Gentianine found in Plant
Ornithine-Decarboxylase-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Plant
Percutaneostimulant
Oleic-acid found in Plant
Perfumery
Oleic-acid found in Plant
Stearic-acid found in Plant
Pesticide
Gentianine found in Plant
Gentiopicrin found in Plant
Lupeol found in Plant
Mangiferin found in Plant
Palmitic-acid found in Plant
Swertianin found in Plant
Tannin found in Plant
Propecic
Oleic-acid found in Plant
Palmitic-acid found in Plant
Stearic-acid found in Plant
Psychotropic
Tannin found in Plant
Sedative
Gentianine found in Plant
Soap
Palmitic-acid found in Plant
Suppository
Stearic-acid found in Plant
T-Cell-Stimulant
Mangiferin found in Plant
TOPO-2-Inhibitor
Lupeol found in Plant
Xanthine-Oxidase-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Plant

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
1,3,7,8-tetrahydroxyxanthone Plant
1,8-dihydroxy-3,7-dimethoxyxanthone Plant
1-hydroxy-3,5,8-trimethoxyxanthone Plant
Amarogenin Plant 200
Beta-amyrin Plant
Chiratanin Plant
Chiratin Plant
Chiratogenin Plant
Decussatin Plant
Enicoflavine Plant
Gentianine Plant
Gentiocrucin Plant
Gentiopicrin Plant
Isobellidifolin Plant
Lupeol Plant
Mangiferin Plant
Oleic-acid Plant
Ophelic-acid Plant
Palmitic-acid Plant
Resin Plant
Stearic-acid Plant
Swerchirin Plant
Swertianin Plant
Swertinin Plant
Tannin Plant
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]