Comman Name : Spanish Pellitory
Latin Name : Anacyclus pyrethrum DC (Asteraceae), A. officinarum Hayne
Sanskrit Name : Akarakarabha, Akarkara
- It is significantly used in neurology as it is very effective in curing nervous & neurotic disorders.
- Medicinally, pellitory root has a pungent efficacy in relieving toothache and promoting a free flow of saliva and making it popular as a food spice. It induces heat, tingling and redness when applied to the skin.
- A gargle of Pellitory infusion is prescribed for relaxed uvula and for partial paralysis of the tongue and lips.
- 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.