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Fritillaria royelei hook - Kṣīrakākolī
Kṣīrakākolī consists of the dried whole bulb of Fritillaria roylei. It is a glabrous herb 6-24 m in height. It is found in Western temperate Himalayas from Kumaon to Kashmir at an altitude of 2500-4000 m; processed by boiling.
Alkaloids Kashimirine (imperialine), peimine, Peimisine, Propeimine, Peimiphine and Peimitidine.
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
Vātahara, Pittahara, Rasāyana, Stanyajanana, Kaphakara
|Paripinnate||Oblong||Leaf Arrangementis Alternate-spiral|
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
|Unisexual||2-4cm long||Pink||Flowering throughout the year and In terminal and/or axillary pseudoracemes|
|Oblong pod||Thinly septate, pilose, wrinkled||Seeds upto 5||Fruiting throughout the year|
List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
Alpine slopes and in shrubberies, 2700 - 4000 metres, from Pakistan to Uttar Pradesh.
Commonly seen growing in areas
- The Ayuredic Pharmacopoeia of India Part-1, Volume-5, Page no-13
- "Cultivation detail"