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SWERTIA LAWII

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Burkill.

Synonym ► S. corymbosa var. lawii C. B. Clarke.

Family ► Gentianaceae.

Habitat ► Western Ghats from Maharashtra to South Kanara at 1,200 m.

Ayurvedic ► Kiraatatikta (related species).

Action ► Used as a substitute for Swertia chirayita.

Whole plant gave a number of xan- thones. Erythrocentaurin has also been reported from the plant.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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