Akarkara Root Powder


Botanical Name: Anacyclus pyrethrum  

Common Name:

  • English: Pellitory, Spanish, Pyrethrum Root
  • Ayurvedic: Agragraahi, Aakaarakarabha, Aakulakrit, Aakallaka
  • Unani: Aaqarqarhaa
  • Also, known as: Akkiraakaaram, Spanish Chamomile, Akkal-kara, Akkal Kadha, Akkarakaaram, Mount Atlas daisy

Origin: India

Harvested: Wild

Parts Used: Root

General Information:

It is a perennial herb much like chamomile in habitat and appearance. It is in a different family (Asteraceae) from the plants known as pellitory-of-the-wall (Parietaria officinalis) and spreading pellitory (Parietaria judaica).

It is popular as a food spice. It induces heat, tingling and redness when applied to the skin

How to use:

Powdered Herb:

There are different ways to use powdered herb.

Food Preparation: You can add powdered herb to any super food herbal smoothie, sauces, spreads and even cookies. Also for children, you can mix powdered herb with honey or glycerin to make paste. The thicker the paste, the more potent and herbal in taste. The sweet taste of honey and glycerin will help medicine go down. This method is also known as "Electuaries".

Capsules: Encapsulating your own powdered herb at home, gives you assurance that the contents of the capsules are pure herb and no filler or any other products. These capsules can be taken with liquid.

Poultice: Poultice can be made with an herbal powder and liquid (mostly water) to form a paste which is then applied to the skin. This method is very helpful for skin conditions.

Herbal shot: Powdered herb can be mixed with water, fruit juice or other liquid to make herbal shot. 


You should consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

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