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

Repertory
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General Name
Picrorhiza Scrophulariiflora
English Name
Picrorhiza Scrophulariiflora
Botanical Name
Picrorhiza Scrophulariiflora
Hindi Name
Katuka, Kuru
Chinese Name
Hu Huang Lian

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Picrorhiza Cures

Highly Effective

 

Action of Picrorhiza

Most Effective

Nutrients in Picrorhiza

Picrorhiza
Combines With

Taste of
Picrorhiza

Bitter, Acrid

Nature of
Picrorhiza

Cold

Parts Used

Leaves, Bark, Dried Root, Dried Rhizomes

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Picrorhiza

-It may cause Vomiting, Rash, Anorexia, Diarrhea, Itching.
-Avoid its use during Pregnancy.
-People suffering from Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Autoimmune diseases should avoid taking this herb as Picrorhiza causes the immune system to become more active which will increase the symptoms of Autoimmune diseases.
-Diabetic patients should avoid taking this herb as it may lower the blood sugar level.
-Stop its usage for 2 weeks, before a scheduled surgery.


Drug Interaction :
If you are taking Picrorhiza Scrophulariiflora then do not take Immunosuppressive medications as it reduces its action.
 

Description

Picrorhiza Scrophulariiflora 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
Meridians associated : Liver, Stomach and Large Intestine


Picrorhiza Scrophulariiflora and Picrorhiza Kurroa are two relative species.
 

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Grown In

Materia Medica for Picrorhiza

Single Herb

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.
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Herbal Treatment 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
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