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SWERTIA CILIATA

Written by

(D. Don) Burtt.

Synonym ► S. purpurascens Wall. ex C. B. Clarke.

Family ► Gentianaceae.

Habitat ► From Konkan to Kerala at 1,500-2,000 m.

Ayurvedic ► Shailaja, Kiraatatikta (related species).

Action ► A substitute for S. chirayita. The whole plant contains a number of tetraoxygenated and pentaoxygenated xanthones.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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