Fever With Pitta Kapha imbalance will have symptoms like heaviness, internal burning sensation, headache etc. Let us learn about a simple home remedy for this condition.
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Home Remedy For Fever – what you need?
Kutki (Katuki – Picrorhiza kurroa) – fine powder – 1 gram
Sita – unrefined sugar / sugar candy – 3 grams
It is a useful home remedy / adjuvant remedy of fever of Pitta and Kapha imbalances.
It is useful in fevers due to viral infections.
It helps to relieve headache, heaviness and burning sensation, associated with fever.
Half to one gram of Kutki (katuki) powder is administered along with 2 – 3 grams of sugar candy once or twice a day, 10 minutes before food.
In some places, Kutki capsule is available, one capsule can be taken along with sugar candy, twice a day, 10 minutes before food.
How long to take?
It can be taken for a period of 1 – 2 weeks.
Shelf life (expiration date)?
If it is capsule, it can be stored for a period of one year.
If it is powder, it can be stored for a period of 3 – 6 months.
Mode of action
How does it work?
Kutki is a powerful antiviral and antibacterial herb (research)
It also has hepato-protective activity. Hence, useful in Pitta imbalances.
It is also found to be very useful in hyper-acidity, gastric and duodenal ulcers in controlled doses (research)
Safety in children, pregnancy
Safe for kids?
In a dose of 250 – 500 mg / day, Katuki can be administered to children, under the supervision of doctor.
Pregnancy and lactation?
Not enough data for its usage in pregnancy. Usually safe during lactation in lower doses.
Very high doses may induce vomiting and diarrhoea.
How to tackle side effects?
By having half a cup of milk and by consulting a doctor immediately.