English Name: Indian Valerian
Scientific Name: Neopicrorhiza scrophulariiflora (Pennel) D.Y. Hong
Kutki is a perennial herb that grows naturally in the wild in alpine regions on rock scars as well as in organic soils. It is found in the Himalayan region (Garwal to Bhutan), Southeast Tibet, North Burma, and West China. In Nepal, Kutki is distributed abundantly and found in rocky portions of the Himalayas. It prefers to grow generally on rocky crevices.
Parts Used : Rhizomes, roots.
Availability : 3500 to 4800 meters.
Collection period : May to December.
Uses : Medicine for jaundice, paralysis, joint pain, nerve tonic, heart diseases, fever, teeth, and common cold.
Quantity available : 30000kgs.