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Botanical Name Althaea officinalis
Family Malvaceae
Origin Europe, North Africa, and Western Asia
Description Khatmi is a perennial plant that grows up to 1-2 meters in height. It has a long, tapering root, round stems, and large, soft, grayish-green leaves. The flowers are pink, white, or pale purple in color and have a five-lobed corolla.
Parts Used The roots, leaves, and flowers of khatmi are used for medicinal purposes.
Dose The dose of khatmi depends on the form in which it is consumed and the condition being treated. It is best to consult a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner for appropriate dosage instructions.