Botanical Name Cichorium intybus
Family Asteraceae
Origin Kasni is believed to have originated in Europe.
Description Kasni is a perennial plant that grows up to 1.5 meters tall. It has a long taproot, and the stem is erect, branched, and covered with hairs. The leaves are alternate, with a length of up to 30 cm, and have a toothed margin. The flowers are blue, and the fruits are achenes.
Parts Used The leaves, roots, and seeds of kasni are used for medicinal purposes.
Dose The recommended dose of kasni varies depending on the condition being treated. It is usually taken in the form of a decoction or infusion.

Ayurveda Features

Formulations(Yog) Kasni is used in several Ayurvedic formulations, including Kasni Syrup and Kasni Capsules.
Anti-Dote (Nivaran Dravya) There is no specific antidote for kasni poisoning.
Ayurvedic Properties Guna (Quality): Light, dry
Rasa (Taste): Bitter
Vipak (Metabolism): Pungent
Virya (Potency): Cooling
Prabhav (Impact): Pittashamak (reduces pitta)
Other Names Sanskrit: Kasni, Kshirini, Shikha
Hindi: Kasni, Chicory
Assamese: Kasni, Shukravas
Bengali: Kasni, Hinduba
Kannada: Kasni, Cikuri
Malayalam: Kasni, Vakkalathi
Manipuri: Kasni, Khangang
Marathi: Kasni, Kasani
Oriya: Kasni, Chikurei
Telugu: Kasni, Chikkudu


Distribution Kasni is found in Europe, Asia, and Africa. It is also widely cultivated in India and other parts of Asia.
Pharmacognosy Kasni contains compounds such as sesquiterpene lactones, flavonoids, and inulin, which give it its medicinal properties.
Cultivation Kasni can be cultivated in a variety of soils, including sandy loam and clay loam. It prefers well-drained soils with a neutral pH. It can be propagated by seeds or cuttings.
Physical Constituents Kasni contains vitamins A, C, and K, as well as minerals such as calcium, iron, and potassium.
Chemical Constituents Kasni contains compounds such as sesquiterpene lactones, flavonoids, and inulin.


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