Kutki Herb 100 g
Kutki Herb 100 g
Kutki Herb 100 g
Kutki Herb 100 g
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Kutki Herb 100 g

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  • Kutki is mainly used in controlling diabetic level naturally, It is mild laxative in nature and assists in proper bowel movements, It is very effective as a liver healing agent.
  • Boosts Appetite And Helps With Weight Management - It has the ability to boost the digestive fire (aqni), improve metabolism, and keep your bowel movements regular, helping you cut fat accumulation and manage weight better

Properties of Kutki:   

Kutki might have the following properties:1  

  • It may act as an anti-inflammatory agent. 
  • It may lower blood sugar levels.   
  • It may reduce ulcer formation.  
  • It may be an antioxidant.  
  • It may reduce fever.  
  • It may facilitate easy passing of stools (stool-softener).  
  • It may be an anti-bacterial agent. 
  • It may stop the growth of cancerous cells. 
  • It may lower high cholesterol levels. 

Potential uses of kutki for diabetes  

Blood sugar levels in diabetes are high that cause damage to the eyes, bones, heart and other organs. A study by Joy et al. in 1999 on rats showed that extracts from kutki can lower blood sugar levels. It also showed that it could reduce the damage caused by a chemical called alloxan in diabetes, which may prevent further complications of diabetes. The study proves that kutki extracts might be helpful for people with diabetes.2 However, before taking it, you should consult a doctor and understand the benefits of kutki powder for diabetes.   

Potential use of kutki for obesity  

Obesity is an inflammatory and metabolic disorder that occurs due to excess accumulation of fat in the body tissue that releases various inflammatory mediators that can cause cellular damage. A study by Almeleebia et al. in 2022 showed that the root extracts of kutki can reduce the levels of inflammatory mediators involved in inflammatory processes.1 Therefore, kutki might help with inflammation and inflammatory diseases, but you should always consult a doctor regarding kutki benefits.  

Potential uses of kutki for microbial infections 

Bacteria and fungi can enter the body and release toxins that can cause infection in the eyes, nose, skin, lungs and other body organs. A study by Almeleebia et al. in 2022 showed that the phytochemicals found in the kutki extracts could inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungi in the body and may help in managing bacterial and fungal infections.1 However, it is advised not to self-medicate. You should consult the doctor regarding kutki powder benefits and seek treatment accordingly. 

Potential uses of kutki in cancer 

Cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide. A study by Rajkumar et al. in 2011 found that kutki extracts are rich in flavonoids, phenolic acids, and antioxidants that can stimulate the cell death process in cancerous cells of the breast, liver, and prostate cancer. The study shows that kutki might help in slowing the progression of cancer.3 However, if you suspect cancer, do not self-medicate. Consult your doctor regarding the benefits of kutki and seek treatment accordingly.  

Potential uses of kutki for liver diseases 

The liver is a major organ that plays a vital role in the absorption of fat, synthesis of hormones and detoxification of the body. A study by Almeleebia et al. in 2022 showed that kutki benefits in liver-related issues such as jaundice, recurrent fever and viral hepatitis. Its extracts have kutkin, which protects the liver by suppressing substances that can harm liver health. The phytochemicals in kutki extracts also help in reducing the liver toxicity caused by alcohol. Although more research is required to understand the benefits of kutki for liver cirrhosis, the study shows that kutki might help manage liver diseases.1 However, you should not self-medicate with it and consult the doctor regarding kutki benefits for the liver.  

Potential uses of kutki for stomach ulcers 

When stomach or intestinal linings get damaged because of the acid present, it causes stomach or intestinal ulcers. A study by Almeleebia et al. in 2022 showed that kutki root extracts have a protective effect on the stomach. It can reduce ulcers caused by a medicine named Indomethacin. The extract promotes mucus formation, which protects the stomach and intestinal lining from ulcer formation. It also lowers the production of chemicals involved in ulcer formation. The study shows that kutki might help those struggling with ulcers.1 However, you should consult with a doctor instead of self-medicating.  

Other potential uses of kutki: 

Let’s see some more kutki medicinal uses:1 

  • It might help manage diarrhoea, flatulence, bloating, abdominal discomfort and burning sensations. 
  • It might help in dealing with immune dysfunction. 
  • The phytochemicals in kutki might reduce free radicals that can damage heart health. It may potentially keep the heart healthy and free from illnesses.  
  • It may lower cholesterol levels. 
  • It might help in managing asthma. 
  • Kutki leaf extracts might help in managing anaemia. 

Although with the advancement in knowledge and technology, new research methods are employed to study the health benefits of kutki, they still need to be improved, and further studies are required.

How to Use Kutki?   

Kutki can be used in the following ways:  

  • Kutki roots, stems, and leaves extracts can be used in the form of capsules, powder, ‘churna’,  decoction, infusions and confections to manage various ailments.1 
  • It is used as an astringent and applied on the skin in case of minor abrasions.1 
  • It can be used as an appetizer. 
  • Decoction of kutki with honey or kutki powder with sugar is used to treat jaundice in ayurveda.5 
  • Kutki is also used to make an ayurvedic formulation named ‘arogyavardinivati’ to treat liver diseases.5 
  • In ayurveda, kutki is used with various herbs to manage viral hepatitis and fatty liver.5 
  • Kutki is used to prepare ayurvedic kwath to remove Kapha and pitta dosha.5 

You must consult a qualified doctor before taking any herbal supplements. Do not discontinue or replace an ongoing treatment of modern medicine with an ayurvedic/herbal preparation without consulting a qualified doctor.     

Side Effects of Kutki:   

Consuming kutki formulations in healthy amounts is considered safe. However, a study by Almeleebia et al. in 2022 showed that the highest safe dose of kutki in a day is 2000mg/kg, any dose above it may have noticeable side effects.  

Although there are insufficient studies on humans to study the kutki powder side effects, it is best to consult a doctor if you notice any unusual symptoms.