Another name of Akarkara is anacyclus pyrethrum, akarkara roots, pellitory roots. Akarkara is very much used for dental problems. If applied on teeth and oral cavity provide relief on gingivitis, oral ulcers, dental caries and toothache.
Further, it is aphrodisiac, libido stimulant, spermatogenic and androgenic. Akarkara is also Brain tonic which helps in paritla or total loss of memory and treat insomnia. Akarkara is Anti-convulsant which helps in muscular contractions means irregular movement of body. This helps in relieving cough and reduces urine related problems.
Akarkara or Akallaka is a perennial herb that grows in the Himalayan region. The roots of this plant are slightly aromatic and have a pungent taste.
Akarkara is generally used to manage pain and inflammation related to arthritis due to its antioxidant property. It is also beneficial for indigestion as it stimulates the secretion of saliva as well as digestive enzymes needed for digestion. Akarkara improves sexual desire as well as sexual performance of men by maintaining the testosterone levels due to its aphrodisiac property. It might also be helpful in detoxification of the body as it increases urination due to its diuretic activity. It also helps improve brain function due to its memory-enhancing and antidepressant activity.
Akarkara is beneficial for skin problems and insect bites due to its antimicrobial and antibacterial properties. Applying a paste of Akarkara powder along with honey on the gums helps in relieving toothache due to its antioxidant and analgesic property
Akarkara also helps in improving sexual performance in men. It stimulates the secretion of testosterone which improves blood flow to the male sex organ, helps to maintain erection and enhances sperm production. Thus increasing the sexual desire and overall sexual performance
High dose of Akarkara can be harmful. It is advisable to consume Akarkara only in recommended dosage.