Contact us    |    Site Map
(A division of Vasu Healthcare)
News : »   VASU RESEARCH CENTER WON THE BEST MSME-2010 RECOGNITION CERTIFICATES on 20th July, 2012       »   New products developed : 1. Cutisora Oil,   2. Cutisora Tablet,  3. Kulon Ointment,  4. Cutis Dusting Powder
Corporate Video
Home About Us Services Offered Our Research Area Publications Achievements Join VRC News

Picrorhiza kurroa Royle
  • Family : Scrophulariaceae
  • Hindi : Katuka
  • Gujarati : Katuki
  • Sanskrit : Katvi

  • Part used : Root

Botanical Description:  A small nearly hairy perrenial herb with a woody creeping root stock; leaves spathulate, serrate flowers white or bluish in dense terminal spicate raceme; fruits ovoid capsules. The dried rhizome is cylinderical, deep greyish brown in colour and longitudinally wrinkled with annulations at the tip. Floweing and fruiting from August to November.

It occurs in the Himalayas at an elevation of 2,700-4500m.

Ayurvedic Properties and Uses:

  • Rasa : Katu, Tikta
  • Guna : Laghu
  • Virya : Usna
  • Vipaka : Katu
  • Karma : Hrdya, Pittahara, Dipana, Bhedini, Jvarahara

Modern Pharmacological Action: :The rhizome of P. kurroa exerts therapeutic action on gastric ulcer predominantly by its antioxidant property.

Our Products containing this ingredient
Katuki Root Extract

  • MP6 Capsule
  • Simlim Capsule
  • Vasuliv Tablet
  • Vasuliv Syrup