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White Akarkara

Product Information

Scientific Name: Anacyclus pyrethrum

Seed Shape: Tiny petals packed in 100’s of number in ring shaped crown

Crown Size: 0.4-0.7 cm diameter

Crown Color: Brown

Seed Size: 0.1 cm

Seed Colour: Light yellow

Usage: Germination

Age: Fresh

Origin: India

Packing: In plastic bag

Availability: Throughout the year

General Details

Botanical Name: Anacyclus pyrethrum

English Name: Mount Atlas Daisy, Pellitory, Spanish chamomile

Hindi Name: Akarkara, Akkal-Kara

Family: Asteraceae

Propagation: By seeds

Medicinal Properties

Root: Aphrodisiac, Libido stimulant, Diuretic, Expectorant, Analgesic (toothache), Androgenic, Spermatogenic, Anti-amnesiac, Anti-convulsant, Anti- pyretic, Anti-oxidant, Brain tonic.

General characteristics

Akarkara is a winter herb much like chamomile in habitat and appearance. It is found in North Africa, elsewhere in the Mediterranean region, in the Himalayas, in North India, and in Arabian countries. The plant forms a low mat of very fine, ferny grey-green leaves. Short stems of white flowers appear with a yellow crown that contains seeds, the petals often painted red or purple on the back. This is very drought tolerant, once established. It has very less water requirement for producing expected root health. In India, it is grown in winters.

Medicinal Uses

Akarkara is a pro-fertility and virility enhancing Indian medicinal herb used in ayurvedic, unani and herbal medicines worldwide for the treatment of men’s diseases, common cold, toothache and pyorrhea. Medicinally, its root has a pungent efficacy in relieving toothache and promoting a free flow of saliva and making it popular as a food spice.

It induces heat, tingling and redness when applied to the skin. It is helpful in various health conditions like loss of libido, impotency, erectile dysfunction, swelling in pain in gums, childhood apraxia of speech, delayed speech development, epilepsy and seizures.

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