The scientific name of Pellitory: Anacyclus pyrethrum

Name of  Pellitory  in different languages:-

English: Mount Atlas daisy, Spanish chamomile

Sanskrit: Akkakkaram

Hindi: Akkar-Kara, Akarkara

Tamil: அக்கரகாரம்

Malayalam: Akkakkaram- അക്കക്കാരം

Plant description:

It is a perennial herb,  growing up to 1 foot tall, The leaves are small, pale green on top and silver on the bottom, mostly found in the Himalayas region spring-blooming ornamental plant with white flowers and a small yellow color in the center, petal white on top and red in the bottom.

Useful plant parts: Root

Medicinal uses:

To reduce the toothache, treat diabetes

Chemical contents:

Anacycline, hydrocarbon,  sesamin,  pellitorine, and volatile oil.

Anacyclus pyrethrum, commonly known as Akarkara or Pellitory, is a perennial herb native to the Mediterranean region and parts of Central Asia. It is highly valued in traditional medicine systems, including Ayurveda and Unani, for its medicinal properties.

Ayurveda Uses:

  1. Aphrodisiac Properties: Akarkara is known for its aphrodisiac qualities and is used to enhance sexual vitality and performance.
  2. Dental Health: It is used in oral care products due to its potential for strengthening gums, treating toothache, and improving overall oral health.
  3. Stimulant: Akarkara is a potent stimulant, known for its ability to invigorate the nervous system and improve cognitive functions.
  4. Anti-inflammatory: It possesses anti-inflammatory properties and is used to alleviate conditions like arthritis and joint pain.
  5. Respiratory Health: It is utilized to treat respiratory conditions like asthma and cough due to its expectorant properties.
  6. Digestive Aid: Akarkara is used to stimulate digestion and improve appetite.
  7. Diuretic: It helps in increasing urine output and is used for managing conditions related to the urinary system.
  8. Anti-microbial: It exhibits antimicrobial properties, which can be beneficial in fighting certain types of infections.
  9. Nervine Tonic: Akarkara is employed as a nerve tonic to improve nerve function and alleviate nervous disorders.
  10. Traditionally Used in Ayurveda and Unani: It has a long history of use in both Ayurvedic and Unani systems of medicine for various therapeutic purposes.

Always consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner or herbalist before using any herbal remedy, especially if you have pre-existing health conditions or are taking other medications. They can provide personalized advice on dosage and usage based on your specific needs and circumstances.

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