Sunday, December 20, 2015

Katuki--a rare Ayurvedic herb

Katuki is a goldmine of good health.
A rare herb found only in the high Himalayan region, Katuki is popular in the world of alternative medicine, especially in Ayurveda for its liver-protecting and healing properties. "Its botanical name is Picrorhiza kuroa, and it is a major ingredient in the well-known medicine 'Arogyavardhini'--a herbal formulation prescribed for skin disorders and hepatic (liver) conditions.
A study in the Indian Journal of Traditional Drugs talks of the hepato-protective effect of katuki on lipid-lowering drugs (statins). Another has also found that katuki can reverse hepatotoxic (liver-damaging) effects of drugs like Paracetamol.

The highly-valued herb is used in many Ayurvedic medicines to treat asthma by helping in reducing allergen-induced bronchial obstructions. Katuki works on preventing asthmatic attacks by inhibiting the release of histamine in the lungs.
It is also beneficial for curing headaches, and intestinal worms.

Read More about Katuki and it's use in Liver Disorders at -

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