Kutki

KutkiSanskrit name: Anjani, Arishta
Botanical name: Picrorrhiza Kurroa
Habitat: This Ayurvedic herb is found in the western Himalayas from Kashmir in India to Sikkim.
Energetics:

  • Rasa (taste): Pungent, Bitter
  • Virya (action): Cooling
  • Vipaka (post digestive effects): pungent
  • Doshas (constitution): Balances pitta and kapha but may aggravate vata

General information

Kutki has an antioxidant properties which makes it beneficial in supporting healthy immune system. Its a mild laxative, hence regulates digestive system and purifies blood. Kutki is beneficial for the liver and helps in maintaining healthy skin.

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