MODE OF PURGATIVE ACTION OF KUTAKI (PICRORHIZA KURROA)-A CHEMICAL ASSAY

  • Gurdip Singh
  • GN Chaturvedi Late Professor & Head of Kayachikitsa Department, Institute of Medical Sciences BHU Varanasi

Abstract

Kutaki is aa well known purgative drug having Bhedana action according to Ayurveda due to which it facilitates penetration into fecal mass so that even very hard feces is softened. This study was carried out to understand the Bhedana action of the drug from modern pharmacological point of view. The results of this study showed that Kutaki possesses surface tension reducing action. It neither contains anthroquinone nor possesses swelling action. In vitro study showed that it is nonirritant purgative drug.

Key Words: Kutaki, Katuki. Picrorhiza kurroa, Surface tension reducing    

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Published
2017-05-18