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Akarkara is obtained from the Anacyclus pyrethrum plant. It contains alkaloids, coumarins, flavonoids, tannins, unsaturated amides, fatty acids, anacyclin, sesamin, and inulin. It exhibits anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, aphrodisiac, spermatogenic, antipyretic, antiviral, carminative, diuretic, anticonvulsant, antispasmodic, vermifugal, antiarthritic, analgesic properties and acts as a brain tonic.


Diabetes, CNS disorders, pain, arthritis, toothache, insect bite, infertility, indigestion, and skin disorders.


The average dose of Akarkara root powder is 1-2 grams a day in a divided dose. The dose for root extract is 125-250 mg daily in divided doses, and the dose for decoction is 3 grams of akarkara root with 100ml of water.


Hepatic impairment, kidney disorder.

Special Precautions

Consult a Physician before using it during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Side Effects

Acidity, heartburn, mouth ulcers, excessive saliva, acidity and abdominal discomfort.

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