Kutaki is trailing
hairy herb with jointed zig-zag, elongate, creeping rhizome, 2-8 cm
long, grayish-brown giving off-shoots at joints and also rooting at the
nodes. Kutaki is used to protect and support the liver by improving the
functioning of Ranjaka Pitta.
clinical study, Decoction of Kutaki was given orally to 25 patients for
four weeks. Liver function tests before and after treatments were
recorded. Statistically highly significant (p less than 0.001) improvement
was observed with respect to serum bilirubin, serum alkaline, phosphatase,
SGOT, SGPT, serum total protein, serum albumin, (p less than 0.001) in
herb tested group. No side or toxic effects were observed during the
promotes bile secretion, detoxifies liver and blood and improves all liver
function. It has potent antiviral, antibacterial and antipyretic action.
It improves digestion and appetite.
3Oral administration of Picrorrhiza water extract significantly
reduced CCl(4)-induced subacute hepatic damage in rats, probably by
exerting a protective effect against hepatocellular necrosis via its free
radical scavenging ability.