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Anacyclus pyrethrum

English Name:- Spanish pellitory.

Botanical Name:- Anacyclus pyrethrum.


Parts- Used:- Roots, Leaves and Flower.

Habit:- A perennial procumbent herb, leaves compound bipinnatisect, flowers yellow in heads (Capitulum).

Taste:- Bitter.

Chemical Constituents:- Plant contains Alkaloids, Protein, Sugars and Volatile oil,  Aluminum, Iron, Potassium, Magnesium, Polyacetylenic compounds, Pellitorine,  Anacyclin, Enetriyne, Hydrocarbolin, Insulin, Sesamin, Tyramineamides.

Actions:- Silagogue, Stimulant, Sedative, Antibacterial acrid.

Used In:- Toothache, Paralysis, Rheumatism, Epilepsy and in sexual disorders in males. 

  • Decoction of Akarkara roots is used for gargling to remove toothache and cure tonsils.
  • It is applied externally for assimilation and maturation of abscess.
  • It is applied externally as an analgestic.
  • It is used with for massage in hemiplegia and nervine debility.
  • This herb is highly beneficial in chronic rhinitis and cold.
  • It is sued internally in various types of Vata disorders and low Pitta.
  • It is used in sexually transmitted diseases and inflammation such as Aids.
  • It is beneficial to remove roughness, and hoarseness of voice.
  • This herb is helpful in impotency caused by weakness of nerves.
  • This herb is beneficial in curing sexual disorders.• It helps remove urinebladder stones.
  • It improves digestion, cures cough and other breathing disorders.
  • Its fine powder mixed with mahua oil and massaged is beneficial in curing paralyses. 

If the root powder of this herb is taken in a dose of more than o.5 to 1gm, it results in nausea, bleeding, increases heart rate and unconsciousness etc. In such conditions milk and other Pitta pacify measures should be used as a anti dose.

Information on the traditional uses and properties of herbs provided on the site is for educational use only and is not intended as medical advice. Every attempt has been made for accuracy but none is guaranteed. Many traditional uses and properties of this herb have not been validated by the FDA. If you have any serious health concerns you should consult with your health care practitioner before self-administering this herb.

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