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Latin Name(s): Picrorhiza kurroa

English Name(s):

Sanskrit / Indian Name (s): Katuka, Kutki


Cure for: The crude extract of plant shows good results in liver damage caused by carbon tetrachloride, paracetamol, galactosamine and alcohol.

The plant is also beneficial in bronchial asthma and epidemic jaundice. It is also used to ease stomachache, and is believed to promote appetite. the herb is also effective in ‘Kapha’ disorders, billow fever, urinary discharge, hiccup, blood troubles, burning sensations and leucoderma.

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