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

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

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Picrorhiza Cures


Action of Picrorhiza

Most Effective

Nutrients in Picrorhiza

Taste of

Bitter, Acrid

Parts Used

Leaves, Bark, Dried Root, Rhizomes

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for 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
Meridians associated : Liver, Stomach and Large Intestine


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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.
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Herbal Treatment 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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