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Picrorhiza Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
English Name
Botanical Name
Picrorhiza Scrophulariiflora
Hindi Name
Katuka, Kuru,
Picrorhiza Cures
Most Effective
Highly Effective
Action of Picrorhiza
Most Effective
Highly Effective
Nutrients in Picrorhiza
Taste of
Bitter, Acrid
Parts Used
Leaves, Bark, Dried Root, Rhizomes
Side Effects, Risk Factors and Cautions of Picrorhiza
It may cause Vomiting, Rash, Anorexia, Diarrhea, Itching.
Picrorhiza is a plant.
It is perennial.
It grows in a tropical climate.
It grows up to 18 Cm.
Best used for Vitiligo.

In TCM :
Picrorhiza Rhizome : Hu Huang Lian
Grown In
Common Names

Materia Medica for Picrorhiza

Single Herb

Picrorhiza for Liver disorder
Take powder of Picrorhiza roots and Honey in equal quantity. Have twice a day
Picrorhiza for Indigestion
Take 5 gram Picrorhiza with lukewarm water. Have it two times a day.
Picrorhiza ( Kutki ) for Ascites
Take 100 gram Picrorhiza ( Kutki ). Boil in 2 glasses of water until it remains half. Have 2 tablespoons once a day.
Multiple Herbs

Herbal Combination for Fever 20
Take leaves of Chirreta , Picrorhiza and Adhatoda Vasica in equal quantity. Make its decoction. Drink 15 ml of it twice a day