A definite remedy for pyrexia, sudershana contains bitter ingredients 53 in number. Swertia Chirata is the main herb. Sudarshana has capacity to even threat fever associated sumptoms as dyspepsia, anorexia fatigue and Nausea.
The whole plant is used medicinally but the root is rich in active principles. It is bitter. It has long been used in Ayurveda as bitter tonic, anthelmintic and antipyretic.
Swertia chirtata is also recognized by British and United state Pharmacopoeiae.
Unlike, most other medicines of this class, it does not constipate the bowels, but tends to produce a mild laxative effect. It promotes the flow of bile. In gastrointestinal disorders it is used as digestive. It finds use as a anti-malarial.
- Anorexia fatigue
- Gastrointestinal disorders