Akarkara (Aakarkaram)


Akarkara (Aakarkaram) Scientific Name

Anacyclus pyrethrum

Akarkara (Aakarkaram) Other Names

English: Pellitory, Mount Atlas, Daisy Spanish Chamomile
Persian: Behampabri
Arabic: Aqarqarha

What is Akarkara (Aakarkaram)?

Akarkara, an herb that belongs to the Asteraceae family of plants, has the botanical name of Anacyclus pyrethrum. Apart from Ayurveda, it is an herb with many medicinal uses and is used by other alternative medical systems such as Unani and Homeopathy. Akarkara is mainly known for its aphrodisiac effect on the body, meaning it works to stimulate sexual desire. Additionally, it helps to detoxify the body by removing excess wastes and fluids. The most beneficial and useful part of Akarkara is the root which is medicinally used in the form of dried powder.

Common forms of Akarkara (Aakarkaram)

Root, Powder

Akarkara (Aakarkaram) is commonly used for:

  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Improving digestion
  • Regulating the blood flow
  • Maintaining hormonal balance in women
  • Providing relief from pre-menstrual syndrome
  • Improving the appetite
  • Healing ulcers, bronchial irritation, and cough
  • Increasing wound healing speed
  • Strengthening muscles and bones
  • Treating piles and fistula

Akarkara (Aakarkaram) Dosage

Capsule: 1-2 capsules once or twice a day or as prescribed.
Powder: Ranging from 125mg to 1g per day or as prescribed.

Akarkara (Aakarkaram) Side-effects and Warnings

Common side-effects: Not known.
Not so common side-effects: Not known.
Pregnant or Nursing Mothers: Not safe during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Children: Not known.

Seek care if having symptoms of gastric ulceration, acidity, and intestinal inflammation in any form. Higher doses over a long period of time should be managed by an Ayurvedic physician.

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Chinmayi Kulkarni

Chinmayi is a Nutritionist turned Marketer, with Masters in both Marketing and Nutrition. Her focus is to combine her knowledge to understand and evangelize Ayurveda.

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