Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Anacyclus pyrethrum




Botanical name : Anacyclus pyrethrum DC.
Family : Asteraceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Agragrahi, Akarakarabha

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Tikta, Kashaya
Guna : Guru, Rooksha
Virya : Seeta

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Pellitory
Hindi : Akarakara
Malayalam : Akkikaruka, Akrav.

Distribution – Indigenous to Africa.

PLANT DESCRIPTION
A perennial plant with numerous branches. Leaves simple, alternate, stalked, and acuminate. Flowers ray, white colored with purple color beneath. Fresh root when tasted produces pungent sensation and induces salivation.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, paralysis, nervous weakness, dental pain, tonsillitis, headache, epilepsy, indigestion, diarrhea, sexual weakness, impotency and erectile dysfunction.
Useful part : Roots

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