Common name:Mount Atlas Daisy, Chamomile Spanish, Pellitory
Botanical name:Anacyclus pyrethrum
Scientific name:Anacyclus pyrethrum
English name:Pellitory
Farsi name:
Arabic name:
Hindi name:अकरकरा Akarkara
Urdu name:Aaqarqarha،Akar Qara عقرقرا

Scientific name: Anacyclus pyrethrum
Higher classification: Anacylus
Rank: Species
Family: Asteraceae
Order: Asterales

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Anacyclus
Species: A. pyrethrum


Roots tough, cylindrical, 7-15 cm in length, tapering slightly at both ends, with a few hairy rootlets and occasionally topped by bristly remains of leaves, external surface rough, brown, shrivelled, bark upto 3 mm thick, not easily separable, odour, slightly aromatic, taste, characteristically astringent and pungent, on chewing gives tingling sensation to tongue and lips and causes excessive flow of saliva.


ayurvedicAYURVEDIC VIEW Akarkara is useful to manage pain in arthritis. According to Ayurveda, arthritis occurs due to an aggravation of Vata dosha. It causes pain, swelling and joint immobility. Akarkara has Vata balancing property and gives relief from the symptoms of arthritis-like pain and swelling in the joints.

Pellitory Root Akar Qara

Sanskrit : Akallaka
Assamese : —
Bengali : Akarakara
English : Pellitory
Gujrati : Akkalkaro, Akkalgaro
Hindi : Akalkara
Kannada : Akkallakara, Akallakara, Akalakarabha, Akkallaka Hommugulu
Kashmiri : —
Malayalam : Akikaruka, Akravu
Marathi : Akkalakara, Akkalakada
Oriya : Akarakara
Punjabi : Akarakarabh, Akarakara
Tamil : Akkaraka, Akkarakaram
Telugu : Akkalakarra
Urdu : Aqaraqarha

What are the benefits of Akarkara for Arthritis?

scientificMODERN SCIENCE VIEW Akarkara may be useful in managing arthritis. Akarkara is rich in antioxidants and is useful in improving blood circulation. As a result of this, it helps manage pain and inflammation in arthritis