Chirata is an herb. People use the parts that grow above the ground and the root to make medicine.

Some people take chirata by mouth for fever, constipation, upset stomach, loss of appetite, intestinal worms, skin diseases, liverinflammation, stomachinflammation, and cancer. Chirata is also taken by mouth for seizures, high blood pressure, asthma, diabetes, hiccups, or in combination with other medications for scorpion bites.

In India, it has been used for malaria, when combined with the seeds of divi-divi.

In manufacturing, chirata is used in alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

How does it work ?

Chirata contains chemicals that may fight infections, but more information is needed.

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