Swertia chirayita (Chiraita/Chiraito/Kiraatatikta): A critically endangered medicinal plant

Swertia chirayita (Chiraita/Chiraito/Kiraatatikta): A critically endangered medicinal plant

INTRODUCTION: Swertia chirayita is a medicinal plant from the family Gentianaceae. It is a biennial or perennial crop of high medicinal, health and economic importance. It is a high value crop of temperate Himalayas found at altitudes of 1200-3000 meters above sea level. It has higher demand in national as well as international markets by…