SCIENTIFIC NAME: Anacyclus pyrethrum


HINDI NAME: Akarkara


ENGLISH NAME: Pellitory, Mount Atlas Daisy


FAMILY: Asteraceae


The root of Akarkara are mildly fragrant and have a pungent flavour and is widely utilised in Ayurvedic medicine to treat vitiated Kapha and Vata doshas. It has a strong flavour and a high heat level. It is also an aphrodisiac, antimicrobial, pain reliever, anticonvulsant, anti-inflammatory, and nerve relaxant. Consuming this plant improves the hormonal balance of the male gonads as well as testosterone levels.


  • Improves sexual performance
  • Aphrodisiac action
  • Libido stimulants
  • Spermatogenic 
  • Diuretic activity
  • Cures premature ejaculation
  • Aids in erectile dysfunction


  • Might cause allergies in those who are already allergic to Daisy's family of flowers.
  • Excessive salivation, mouth ulcer, burning sensation, heartburn, acidity, and aggravated ulcer conditions can all result from overdosage and overuse.
  • If you have a burning feeling, gastritis, ulcer, acidity, or inflammatory bowel illness, avoid this product.


  • To treat impotency, take akarakara in combination with ashwagandha and kaunch beej, as they help to increase its efficacy for a longer duration.
  • To improve its aphrodisiac activity and maintain its impact after discontinuing Akarkara dosage, it is used with other herbs such as ashwagandha, safed musli, kaunch beej, jaiphal, and others.
  • Akarkara dose varies with age and health condition. To avoid any side effects, the maximum daily dose should not exceed 4 g.