Botanical Name Saussurea lappa
Family Asteraceae
Origin Himalayan region
Description Saussurea lappa, commonly known as Kustha, is a perennial herbaceous plant that can grow up to 2 meters tall. It has large, ovate leaves that are covered in fine hairs, and produces yellowish flowers in clusters at the top of the stem.
Parts Used The root is the main part of the plant used in Ayurvedic medicine.
Dose The recommended dose of Kustha depends on the condition being treated and the form of the medicine.