Picrorrhiza - Liver tonic for liver health

Picrorrhiza

Liver Tonic

Support for : Pitta • Kapha

Pronunciation: pi-cro-riz-uh’


Picrorrhiza is used to help protect and rejuvenate the liver. Include it in a liver cleanse. Consider a liver cleanse in the fall and spring or as needed. Find liver cleansing plans here for Pitta and Kapha dominant folks.
Suggested Use: Up to 2 capsules, twice a day with meals.
Pack size: 60 Vegetarian capsules.
Complementary/synergistic products: Phyllanthus
Use with Nature’s Formulary Phyllanthus. Complete 1 bottle of Phyllanthus to cleanse liver along with a bottle of Picrorrhiza to clean, rejuvenate and protect liver.

Picrorrhiza has been used safely and effectively in India for many centuries. We suggest this product not be used if you are pregnant or nursing. Keep away from children.


Price : $18.99

More Information

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 and vegan. Wildcrafted source material is inherently NON-GMO.  Free from artificial colors, preservatives or additives.

Supplement Facts

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), Maltodextrin, Magnesium Stearate.
**Wildcrafted,Gluten Free

Lifestyle Suggestions

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


    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.

    Herbal medicines for liver diseases in India. Thyagarajan S, Jayaram S, Gopalakrishnan V, Hari R, Jeyakumar P, Sripathi M. J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2002 Dec;17 Suppl 3:S370-S376.

    Effect of Emblica officinalis, Phyllanthus amarus and Picrorrhiza kurroa on N-nitrosodiethylamine induced hepatocarcinogenesis. Jeena KJ, Joy KL, Kuttan R. Cancer Lett. 1999 Feb 8;136(1):11-6.