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Kutki, Kutki Benefits

Kutki is a very bitter root that has wonderful anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. It grows in the freezing climate of the Himalayas and evidently absorbs some of this ‘cooling’ property from its surrounding environment. Kat.uka- literally means ‘pungent’ which is strange as it is a very bitter tasting herb.

Benefits of Kutki :

  • Kutki is antioxidant.
  • It modulates liver enzyme levels that are already in the normal range.
  • It has Pitta (fire) pacifying property.
  • Supports healthy immune system.
  • Purify blood and provides healthy skin.
  • It is mild laxative in nature.
  • It aids in the formation of digestive enzymes.
  • It helps in the expulsion of toxins from the body in the form of urine.
  • It also supports female reproductive system.
  • Kutki improves lactation, stimulates appetite, supports epidemic jaundice, viral hepatitis.
  • Kutki is a choice drug for cirrhosis of the liver among adults in Ayurveda. Its root is given in powdered form. A teaspoon of the powder, mixed with an equal amount of honey, is administered thrice daily. In case of attendant constipation, the dose should be doubled and taken with a cup of warm water three to four times a day. It stimulates the liver to produce more bile, the secretion of which relieves congestion of the liver and the tissues which start functioning again.
  • Kutki Powder stimulates stomach activity and cure constipation.
  • Kutki Powder improves the gall bladder secretions and helps in digestion and metabolism of fats.
  • Kutki Powder is very useful in dyspepsia. It strengthens the stomach and improve appetite thus stimulating the secretion of gastric juice.

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