belongs to Asteracea family of plants and its botanical name is Anacyclus
Pyrethrum. It is a herb with many medicinal uses. Apart from Ayurveda, it is
used by other alternative systems of medicine like Unani and Homeopathy.
mostly known and famous for its aphrodisiac effect on the body and how it helps
in the detoxification of excess wastes and fluids from the body.
major beneficial and medicinally useful part of this plant is its root which is
used in the form of dried powder.
pyrethrum works very effectively on the male reproductive system. It is very
good for the body in improving the hormonal regulation of the male gonads and
in stimulating the secretions of these organs.
also help improve testosterone levels in males. Overall, it improves libido,
sperm count and fertility problems in them.
pyrethrum is also a very good nervine tonic as it helps strengthen nerve
response and improves and balances vata bio – energy responsible for healthy
nerve functions in the body.
all this can be considered as a very good option for males suffering from
libido issues as it can help improve sexual pleasures and erectile problems
overtime without causing any side effects that are very common with modern
often combined with other herbs to amplify its effects. Ashwagandha (Withania
Somniferum) and Kaunch beej (Mucuna Pruriens) are the two herbs that can be
used in conjunction with Akarkara.
can help relieve oral conditions and throat infections like pharyngitis. It can
be boiled and used as gargle to provide quick and natural relief in case of
pharyngitis and teeth and gum problems. Due to its vata vitiating properties,
Akarkara can be used to relieve toothache and infectious gum condition like
vitiating properties of this herb can be used to treat nasal congestion and
upper respiratory tract problems like common cold.
has an important role to play in preventing and controlling epilepsy and
seizures. It can be combined with other herbs like Shankhapushpi (Convolvulus
Pluricaulis) etc for this purpose.
should be taken if one is suffering from problems of gastric ulceration,
acidity and intestinal inflammation in any form.
not safe during pregnancy and breast feeding.
doses and long term use should be highly managed under the supervision of an
Arabic Name : ‘Aaqir Qarha, ‘Ood al-qarh, Kurkurhaan, ‘Aaqarqarhaa
English Name : Pellitory, Longwort
German Name : Römischer Bertram, Spanischer Bertram
Hindi Name : Akarkara, Karkara
Kannada Name : Akkallakara, Akallakara, Akalakarabha, Akkallaka
Latin name : Anacyclus pyrethrum DC.
Marathi Name : Akalkara
Persian Name : Bekhe Tarkhoon, Kakrah
Sanskrit Name : Akarkarava, Akarkarbha,
Urdu Name : Aqarqarah
English name – Pellitory, Mount Atlas Daisy, Spanish Chamomile
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