Home Remedy For Fever With Pitta Kapha Imbalance Using Kutki

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?
(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

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.

Side effects

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.

2 thoughts on “Home Remedy For Fever With Pitta Kapha Imbalance Using Kutki”

  1. Hi,

    Is their any ayurvedic quick medicine like allopathy to reduce fever.
    How effective is praval panchamrit ras for fever


    • Dear sir, Since a fever is the body’s preferred method for healing itself, it should only be “cured” when the body becomes too weak to handle the infection, when the fever is too high for the body to handle, or when it makes you extremely uncomfortable. So basically there is no quick medicine in Ayurveda for fever.

      Regarding the Pravala Panchamrit ras it is mainly used in treatment of anorexia, bloating, splenic disorders etc., and not for fever and is to be taken under a strict guidance of a Ayurvedic physician.


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