Ayurvedic Name: Katukarohini
Botanical Name: Picrorrhiza kurroa
Common/English Name: No common name assigned.
Part(s) Used: Plant
Major Constituents: Kutkin.
Other Ingredients: Capsule (plant-derived Cellulose), Maltodextrin, Magnesium stearate, Silica.
This product is Gluten free. No artificial colors, preservatives or additives.
Serving Size: 2 Capsules
Servings Per Container: 30
Amount per serving
Picrrorhiza** (Picrorrhiza kurroa) 668 mg*
(Plant extract,standardized for 20 mg Kutkin)
*Daily value not established
Other ingredients: Capsule (plant-derived Cellulose), Magnesium Stearate.
Individuals of dominant Kapha Dosha have slower metabolism. Pitta governs metabolic activities in the body. An exaggerated Pitta imbalance affects the body’s metabolism. The liver plays an important role in metabolizing most substances into a form to be distributed to the rest of the body. A clean, healthy liver helps the metabolic activities in everyone, particularly of both Pitta and Kapha people.
Kaphas should start a regimented exercise program and minimize oily, sweet, heavy foods.When out of balance a Pitta’s metabolism is overtaxed. Hence moderation of Pitta aggravating foods such as oily, fried, spicy foods and alcohol is suggested.
Resources for an Ayurvedic lifetsyle
According to Ayurvedic doctors, liver cleansing is an essential step in getting toxins out of the body. Click here to see cleansing plans based on your DOMINANT Dosha
Clinical Research Links
Partial List of Clinical Studies and articles: (Click on the name of the study to read more at “The National Library of Medicine”)
Hypolipemic effect of water extracts of Picrorrhiza kurroa in high fat diet treated mouse. Lee HS, Yoo CB, Ku SK. Fitoterapia. 2006 Dec;77(7-8):579-84. Epub 2006 Sep 22.
Protective activity of picroliv on hepatic amoebiasis associated with carbon tetrachloride toxicity. Singh M, Tiwari V, Jain A, Ghoshal S. Indian J Med Res. 2005 May;121(5):676-82.
Biochemical changes induced in liver and serum of aflatoxin B1-treated male wistar rats: preventive effect of picroliv. Rastogi R, Srivastava AK, Rastogi AK. Pharmacol Toxicol. 2001 Feb;88(2):53-8.
Free radical scavenging potential of Picrorhiza kurrooa Royle ex Benth. Govindarajan R, Vijayakumar M, Rawat AK, Mehrotra S. Indian J Exp Biol. 2003 Aug;41(8):875-9.