Chiretta - definition of Chiretta by The Free Dictionary
|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.
References in periodicals archive
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.