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Botanical Name Picrorhiza kurroa
Family Scrophulariaceae
Origin India
Description Picrorhiza kurroa is a perennial herb that grows up to 1.5 meters in height. The stem is long and slender, and the leaves are lance-shaped with serrated edges. The flowers are small, white or bluish, and borne in dense spikes. The fruit is a small capsule.
Parts Used The roots and rhizomes of Picrorhiza kurroa are used for medicinal purposes.
Dose The recommended dose of Picrorhiza kurroa varies depending on the condition being treated. It is usually taken in the form of a powder or a decoction.