|Urdu Name:||رتن جوت|
|English Name:||Alkanet Root|
|Scientific Name:||Dyer’s alkanet|
|Arabic Name:||جذر الكانيت|
|Hindi Name:||अलंकृत जड़|
Alkanna is a plant. The root is used to make medicine.
Despite serious safety concerns, people use alkanna for diarrhea and stomach ulcers.
Alkanna is sometimes applied directly to the skin to heal wounds and treat skin diseases.
Skin diseases, when applied to the skin.
Wounds, when applied to the skin.
There’s a lot of concern about using alkanna as medicine, because it contains harmful chemicals called hepatotoxic pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs). Hepatotoxic PAs can block blood flow in the veins in the liver and cause liver damage. Hepatotoxic PAs might also cause cancer and birth defects.