n.1.A plant (Agathotes Chirayta) found in Northern India, having medicinal properties to the gentian, and esteemed as a tonic and febrifuge.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Serial Number Scientific name Family English name(s) 1 Andrographis Acanthaceae Chiretta, Chirayta, paniculata Creat, Green (Burm.
paniculata) commonly known as Chiretta, King of Bitters or Kalmegh, has been widely used in traditional system of medicine in India.