Pellitory Root / Aqar Qarha (عقرقرحا) also known as Longwort and Anacyclus Pyrethrum, is widely used because of its pungent efficacy in relieving toothache and in promoting a free flow of saliva. The Pharmacopoeia directs that it be used as a masticatory, and in the form of lozenges for its reflex action on the salivary glands in dryness of the mouth and throat. The tincture made from the dried root may be applied to relieve the aching of a decayed tooth, applied on cotton wool, or rubbed on the gums, and for this purpose may with advantage be mixed with camphorated chloroform. It forms an addition to many dentifrices.
Ingredient Name :
Anacyclus pyrethrum DC.
Arabic Name : Aaqir Qarha, Ood al-qarh, Kurkurhaan, Aaqarqarhaa
Bengali Name : Akarkara
Chinese Name : Pyrèthre
English Name : Pellitory, Longwort
German Name : Römischer Bertram, Spanischer Bertram
Gujarati Name : Akalkaro, Akorkaro, Akkalgaro
Hindi Name : Akarkara, Karkara
Kannada Name : Akkallakara, Akallakara, Akalakarabha, Akkallaka Hommugulu
Latin name : Anacyclus pyrethrum DC.
Marathi Name : Akalkara
Persian Name : Bekhe Tarkhoon, Kakrah
Punjabi Name : Akarakara
Sanskrit Name : Akarkarava, Akarkarbha, Akaltnak, Akallka
Urdu Name : Aqarqarah
2 to 3 g powder of dried roots.
In larger doses it is an irritant to the mucus membrane of the intestines, causing bloody stools, tetanus-like spasms and profound stupor.
A gargle of Pellitory infusion is prescribed for relaxed uvula and for partial paralysis of the tongue and lips.
To make a gargle, two or three teaspoonsful of Pellitory should be mixed with a pint of cold water and sweetened with honey if desired. Patients seeking relief from rheumatic or neuralgic affections of the head and face, or for palsy of the tongue, have been advised to chew the root daily for several months.
Being a rubefacient and local irritant, when sliced and applied to the skin, it induces heat, tingling and redness.
The powdered root forms a good snuff to cure chronic catarrh of the head and nostrils and to clear the brain, by exciting a free flow of nasal mucous and tears.
Useful in Following diseases:
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Facial Paralysis
- Halitosis (Bad Breath)
- Kidney Stone
- Lassitude (Lethargy)
- Nervous Debility
- Premature Ejaculation
- Seminal Debility
- Sexual Debility
- Sore Throat