Swertia chirayita: 1 definition


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Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Latin names; Binomial nomenclature)

Swertia chirayita (Roxb. ex Fleming) Karst. is the name of a plant defined in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in modern medicine, Ayurveda, and other local traditions or folk medicine. It has the following synonyms: Gentiana chirata Wall., Gentiana chirarta Roxb., Gentiana chirayita Roxb. ex Fleming, Ophelia chirata Wall., Swertia chirata (Wall.) C.B. Clarke, Swertia tongluensis Burkill.

References regarding Swertia chirayita (Roxb. ex Fleming) Karst. for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity:

· The India Journal of Experimental Biology (IJEB) (1991)
· Planta Medica (1991)
· The India Journal of Experimental Biology (IJEB) (1996)
· Journal of Non-Timber Forest Products (1996)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2003)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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