Hindi: Kuþki, Kaþki
Latin: Picrorrhiza kurroa Benth.
Part Used: Dried rhizome
Habitat: North –Western Himalayas, from Kash- mir to Sikkim
Energetics: Bitter PK- V+
Tissues: Plasma, blood, marrow/nerves, female re- productive
Systems: Excretory, female reproductive, digestive, circulatory, nervous.
Action: Small doses—bitter stomachic and laxa- tive; large doses—cathartic; anti-periodic, chola- gogue
Uses: Metal toxicity, liver, epilepsy, paralysis, em- menagogue, emetic, abortifacient, skin diseases, improves eye sight, bilious fever, constipation due to small intestine secretion; with equal parts lico- rice, raisins, neem bark; with aromatics for worms in children, fever, malaria.
Preparation: Tincture, extract, powder, pills