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Anacyclus pyrethrum, the pellitory, Spanish chamomile, Mount Atlas daisy, or Akarkara, is a species of flowering plant in the daisy family Asteraceae. It is native to Mediterranean Europe and parts of North Africa but also naturalized in other parts of Europe, India, and Pakistan. The plants are known as pellitory-of-the-wall and spreading pellitory belong to a different family, the nettles (Urticaceae). Anacycluspyrethrumis a herb traditionally used for male vitality and virility, with additional benefits in cognition increase Testosterone. There appear to be increases in testicular weight and seminal parameters suggest increased fertility in male rats.


Family Asteraceae Odour
Latin Name Anacyclus pyrethrum Herb Extract Ratio
Sanskrit Name Akarkarabha Water solubility Water solubility- 7
Common Name Akarkara Alkaloid Alkaloidupto 1%
Solvent Used Alcohol Taste Bitter
Storage Condition Store in a Dry and cool place in double PP bag with container.Appearance Brown Powder

Total heavy metal NMT 10 ppm

  • Total heavy metal NMT 10 ppm
  • Arsenic – NMT 1 ppm
  • Lead- NMT 0.3 ppm
  • Cadmium – NMT 0.2 ppm
  • Mercury – NMT 0.1 ppm
  • Total Plate Count NMT 1000 CFU/G
  • Yeast & Moulds NMT 100 CFU/G
  • E-Coli Absent
  • Salmonella Absent
  • Staphylococcus aureus Absent/G
  • Pseudomonas Absent/G
  • Chemical

    Anacyclus pyrethrum tends to contain (root extract unless otherwise specified):

    • 13 Alkylamides mostly based off of isobutylamideof which includes N-isobutyldienediynamide (Pellitorine or Pyrethrine) and Anacylin as the major alkylamides
    • Hydrocarolin
    • Inulin
    • Sesamin
    • Polysaccharides in the hot water fragment of solution

    Special Information

    1. Bendjeddou D, Lalaoui K, Satta D. Immunostimulating activity of the hot water-soluble polysaccharide extracts of Anacyclus pyrethrum, Alpiniagalanga and Citrulluscolocynthis. J Ethnopharmacol. (2003).
    3. Memory-enhancing activity of Anacyclus pyrethrum in albino Wistar rats.
    4. pyrethrum | Definition, Description, Insecticide, & Species". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 2021-01-12.
    5. Sharma V, et al. Effects of petroleum ether extract of Anacyclus pyrethrum DC. on sexual behavior in male rats. Zhong Xi Yi Jie He XueBao. (2010)