Spanish Pellitory

Latin name: Anacyclus pyrethrum DC (Asteraceae), A. officinarum Hayne

Sanskrit/Indian name:  Akarakarabha, Akarkara

General information:

Spanish Pellitory, a slightly aromatic herb, is revered for its pain-relieving properties. The herb is also recommended for the treatment of male sexual weakness or debility.

Therapeutic constituents:

The root of Spanish Pellitory contains anacycline, isobutylamide, inulin and a trace of essential oil, which gives the herb its rubefacient and stimulant properties.

Key therapeutic benefits:

  • As an analgesic, the root of Spanish Pellitory is beneficial in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and toothache.
  • It is also administered for male sexual disorders.