Latin name: Anacyclus pyrethrum DC (Asteraceae), A. officinarum Hayne
Sanskrit/Indian name: Akarakarabha, Akarkara
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.