CHIRATA Overview Information
Chirata is an herb. People use the parts that grow above the ground to make medicine.
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.
How does it work?
Chirata contains a chemical that may help reduce swelling (inflammation) and might also fight malaria.
CHIRATA Side Effects & Safety
Chirata is LIKELY SAFE when taken by mouth in the amounts found in beverages. However, there isn't enough information available to know if chirata is safe in larger medicinal amounts.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking chirata if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Diabetes. Chirata might lower blood sugar levels in some people. Watch for signs of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) and monitor your blood sugar carefully if you have diabetes and use chirata as a medicine.
Intestinal (duodenal) ulcers: Chirata can make ulcers in the intestine worse.
Surgery. Chirata might lower blood sugar. In theory, chirata might interfere with blood sugar control during and after surgical procedures. Stop using chirata as a medicine at least two weeks before a scheduled surgery.
The appropriate dose of chirata for use as treatment depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for chirata. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.