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  • Akarkara – अकरकरा – Pellitory – Anacyclus pyrethrum

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    Akarkara – Pellitory

    Anacyclus pyrethrum DC. | Product : Dried Akarkara


    Ayurvedic Classification Description
    Rasa (taste) Pungent, bitter, and sweet
    Guna (qualities) Light, dry, sharp, penetrating
    Virya (potency) Heating
    Vipaka (post-digestive effect) Pungent
    Dosha effect Pacifies Kapha and Vata doshas
    Karma (actions) Stimulant, aphrodisiac, carminative, expectorant, diuretic, digestive, and nervine tonic
    Dhatu (tissue) affinity Works primarily on the reproductive, nervous, and respiratory tissues
    Srotas (channel) affinity Works primarily on the reproductive, nervous, and respiratory channels
    Prabhava (special effect) Increases sexual desire and performance

    Active compounds and their benefits found in akarkara:

    Active Compound Benefits
    Pyrethrins Insecticidal, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory properties
    Pyrethrin I Anesthetic, antihyperalgesic, and antinociceptive properties
    Pyrethrin II Insecticidal and acaricidal properties
    Pyrethric acid Anti-inflammatory and antinociceptive properties
    Stigmasterol Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and immune-boosting properties
    Vitexin Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
    Polyacetylenes Anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties
    Alkamides Analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and immune-boosting properties


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