Bitter Stick, Bitterstick, Chirayta, Chiretta, Chirette, Chirette des Indes, East Indian Balmony, Genciana de la India, Gentiana chirata, Gentiana chirayita, Indian Bolonong, Indian Gentian, Kairata, Kirata, Swertia chirata, Swertia chirayita, Yin Du Zhang Ya Cai.
Chirata is used for fever, constipation, upset stomach, loss of appetite, intestinal worms, skin diseases, and cancer. Some people use it as "a bitter tonic."
In India, it has been used for malaria, when combined with the seeds of divi-divi (Guilandina bonducella).
In manufacturing, chirata is used in alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
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