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Indian gentian

Scientific name of Indian gentian: Gentiana kurroo Royle 

Name in different languages:-

English: Himalayan Gentian

Sanscrit: Trayamana, Trayanthi, गिरिजा Girija, अनुजा Anuja

Hindi: chireta, kadu, karu, kore, kutki, trayaman

Malayalam: kiriyat, trayamana

Tamil: kampantirai, nilavempu, nilavimbu

Plant description

Himalayan Gentian or Indian Gentian is an endangered in the Himalayas area. Stems are many, up to 30 cm long, unbranched and arising from a stout, the flowers are large, deep blue, funnel-shaped, up to 5 cm long, two or more on each stem. Leaves are lance-shaped, up to12 cm. and 2 to 3 pairs, the flowers occur in August to October.

Useful plant parts: Root

Medicinal uses: debility, lack of appetite, liver, gall bladder and digestive system disorders, gastric infections, anorexia.

One of the ingredients in the Ayurveda medicines like:-

Ardraka Ghritam

Mahatiktam kashayam

Tiktakam Kashayam

Trishul Tablet

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