Picrorhiza kurrooa Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
picrorhiza
Picrorhiza kurrooa

Medical use

Economic importance of Picrorhiza kurrooa

Medicines folklore

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Geografical distribution

  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Native
    • Indian Subcontinent: Bhutan; India ; Nepal

Biological activities

Acetylcholinergic
Glucose found in Rhizome
Aldose-Reductase-Inhibitor
Vanillic-acid found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Allelopathic
Vanillic-acid found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Allergenic
Protocatechuic-acid found in Plant
Alpha-Glucosidase-Inhibitor
Protocatechuic-acid found in Plant
Anthelmintic
Vanillic-acid found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
AntiLegionella
Protocatechuic-acid found in Plant
Antiallergenic
Androsin found in Plant ;found in Root (176 ppm)
Antiarrhythmic
Protocatechuic-acid found in Plant
Antiarthritic
Apocynin found in Rhizome ;found in Root
Antiasthmatic
Androsin found in Plant ;found in Root (176 ppm)
Apocynine found in Plant
Protocatechuic-acid found in Plant
Antiatherosclerotic
Apocynin found in Rhizome ;found in Root
Antibacterial
Protocatechuic-acid found in Plant
Vanillic-acid found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Antibronchitic
Androsin found in Plant ;found in Root (176 ppm)
Anticancer
Vanillic-acid found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Anticlastogen
Protocatechuic-acid found in Plant
Anticolitic
Apocynin found in Rhizome ;found in Root
Antiedemic
Glucose found in Rhizome
Antifatigue
Vanillic-acid found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Antigibberellin
Cucurbitacin-b found in Root (47 ppm)
Antihepatotoxic
Cucurbitacin-b found in Root (47 ppm)
Glucose found in Rhizome
Protocatechuic-acid found in Plant
Antiherpetic
Protocatechuic-acid found in Plant
Antiinflammatory
Apocynin found in Rhizome ;found in Root
Cucurbitacin-b found in Root (47 ppm)
Protocatechuic-acid found in Plant
Vanillic-acid found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Antiischemic
Protocatechuic-acid found in Plant
Antiketotic
Glucose found in Rhizome
Antileukemic
Protocatechuic-acid found in Plant
Vanillic-acid found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Antimelanogenic
Protocatechuic-acid found in Plant
Antimutagenic
Protocatechuic-acid found in Plant
Antiophidic
Protocatechuic-acid found in Plant
Antioxidant
Apocynin found in Rhizome ;found in Root
Protocatechuic-acid found in Plant
Vanillic-acid found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Antiperoxidant
Protocatechuic-acid found in Plant
Vanillic-acid found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Antiradicular
Protocatechuic-acid found in Plant
Vanillic-acid found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Antirheumatic
Apocynin found in Rhizome ;found in Root
Antiseptic
Protocatechuic-acid found in Plant
Vanillic-acid found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Antisickling
Vanillic-acid found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Antispasmodic
Protocatechuic-acid found in Plant
Antitumor-Promoter
Vanillic-acid found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Antitumor
Cucurbitacin-b found in Root (47 ppm)
Vanillic-acid found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Antitussive
Protocatechuic-acid found in Plant
Antivaricose
Glucose found in Rhizome
Antiviral
Protocatechuic-acid found in Plant
Apoptotic
Protocatechuic-acid found in Plant
Ascaricide
Vanillic-acid found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Cancer-Preventive
Cucurbitacin-b found in Root (47 ppm)
Vanillic-acid found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Carcinogenic
Protocatechuic-acid found in Plant
Cardiac
Apocynin found in Rhizome ;found in Root
Cardioprotective
Protocatechuic-acid found in Plant
Cartilage-Sparing
Apocynin found in Rhizome ;found in Root
Cathartic
Catalpol found in Juice
Chemopreventive
Protocatechuic-acid found in Plant
Choleretic
Kutkin found in Rhizome (40000 ppm)
Picroside-i found in Root (470 ppm)
Picroside-ii found in Rhizome
Vanillic-acid found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Cytotoxic
Cucurbitacin-b found in Root (47 ppm)
Diuretic
Catalpol found in Juice
Kutkin found in Rhizome (40000 ppm)
Fungicide
Protocatechuic-acid found in Plant
Vanillic-acid found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Glutathione-Depleting
Protocatechuic-acid found in Plant
Hepatoprotective
Picroside-i found in Root (470 ppm)
Picroside-ii found in Rhizome
Hepatotoxic
Picroside-i found in Root (470 ppm)
Picroside-ii found in Rhizome
Protocatechuic-acid found in Plant
Hyperglycemic
Glucose found in Rhizome
Immunostimulant
Protocatechuic-acid found in Plant
Immunosuppressant
Vanillic-acid found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Insectifuge
Cucurbitacin-b found in Root (47 ppm)
Insectiphile
Cucurbitacin-b found in Root (47 ppm)
Laxative
Kutkin found in Rhizome (40000 ppm)
Vanillic-acid found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Memory-Enhancer
Glucose found in Rhizome
Nephrotoxic
Protocatechuic-acid found in Plant
Pesticide
Protocatechuic-acid found in Plant
Vanillic-acid found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Phagocytotic
Protocatechuic-acid found in Plant
Prostaglandigenic
Protocatechuic-acid found in Plant
Purgative
Catalpol found in Juice
Secretogogue
Protocatechuic-acid found in Plant
Tyrosinase-Inhibitor
Protocatechuic-acid found in Plant
Ubiquiot
Protocatechuic-acid found in Plant
Vanillic-acid found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)

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Chemicals detected

Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]