Kiratatikta

Kiratatikta

Kiratatikta {Swertia chirata}   Kiratatikta, or chiretta or chirata or chairata or kirata   Ayurveda Characteristic and Uses Effect on doshas – Balances Pitta and Kapha Taste – Bitter Energetics – Cooling Main Traditional Action: Bitter tonic, reduces ama,...
Kantakari

Kantakari

Kantakari {Solanum xanthocarpum}   Kantakari or Kandakari or Yellow Fruit Nightshade   Ayurveda Characteristic and Uses Effect on doshas – Pacifies Vata and Kapha Taste – Pungent, bitter Energetics – Heating Main Traditional Action: skin diseases,...
Kudzu

Kudzu

Kudzu {Pueraria tuberosa} Kudzu or Indian Kudzu Ayurveda Characteristic and Uses Effect on doshas – Pacifies Vata and Pitta and increases Kapha Taste –Sweet Energetics – Cooling Main Traditional Action: Tonic, diuretic, Other Traditional Uses: Antipyretic, digestive,...
Kapikachhu

Kapikachhu

Kapikachhu {Mucuna pruriens} Kapikachhu also know as cowhage balances Vata, Pitta, and Kapha Ayurveda Characteristic and Uses Effect on doshas – Good for pacifying all three doshas Taste – Sweet, astringent Energetics – Cooling Main Traditional Action: Infertility,...
Kanchanar

Kanchanar

  Kanchanar {Bauhinia Variegata}   Kanchanar or Orchid Tree balances Pitta and Kapha.    Ayurveda Characteristic and Uses Effect on doshas – Balances Pitta and Kapha, and increases Vata (the bark is good for all three doshas) Taste –astringent Energetics –...
Katuka

Katuka

Katuka {Picrorrhiza Currooa} Katuka or Kutki balances Pitta.  Ayurveda Characteristic and Uses Effect on doshas – Balances Pitta and Kapha Taste –Bitter Energetics – Cooling Main Traditional Action: Strengthens liver and immune system Other Traditional Uses: Used for...