Picrorhiza Kurroa

Synonyms:
Kutki
Categories: Medicinal Plant
Picrorhiza_kurroa (Wikipedia)

Picrorhiza kurroa
CITES Appendix II (CITES)
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Clade:Asterids
Order:Lamiales
Family:Plantaginaceae
Genus:Picrorhiza
Species:
P. kurroa
Binomial name
Picrorhiza kurroa
Royle ex Benth.

Picrorhiza kurroa is one of the major income generating non-timber forest products found in the Nepalese Himalayas. It is one of the oldest medicinal plants traded from the Karnali zone. Known as kutki or कुटकी in Nepali, it is a perennial herb and is used as a substitute for Indian gentian (Gentiana kurroo).

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