Katuki, also known by its Latin name, “Picrorhiza kurroa,” is found in the Himalayan regions of India, China, Pakistan, Bhutan, and Nepal. Used medicinally for more than 5,000 years, Katuki is mentioned in ancient, classical Ayurvedic texts, and is one of the oldest known medicinal plants of Central Asia.
A wild plant, Katuki has been threatened by over-harvesting in the past — efforts have been made to preserve Katuki in its natural habitat.
Katuki Body and Mind Benefits
Katuki’s bitter quality is valued for supporting liver and kidney health. In Ayurveda, Katuki is said to balance the Kapha and Pitta doshas, and is often used to support healthy liver function. Research shows that Katuki may help control blood sugar levels and support healthy liver, enzyme, and cholesterol levels.
Where is Katuki grown?
ORGANIC INDIA Katuki is sustainably grown in Himchala Pradesh, India.
Katuki for Healthy Conscious Living
ORGANIC INDIA’s organic Katuki is cultivated at high altitudes in the Himalayan foothills to avoid over-harvesting endangered wild plant colonies. At ORGANIC INDIA, we recognize the vast interconnectedness of life. From seed, to soil, to field, to factory, our products empower the farmers of India, promote environmental and economic recovery, and provide wellness solutions derived from nature’s intelligence.