Akarkara roots are widely used because of its pungent efficacy in relieving toothache and in promoting a free flow of saliva, Child apraxia of speech (CAS) and delayed speech development.
It is used in Ayurvedic, Unani and in herbal medicine worldwidein premature ejaculation and impotency in males, toothache and pyorrhoea. It has libido stimulant and aphrodisiac (Vajikaran Rasayana) properties to treat male sexual dysfunction, including infertility.
When a piece of root is chewed for a few seconds, it gives a persistent pungent taste, a tingling sensation and a remarkable flow of saliva; there is a feeling of heat in the mouth soon followed by a pricking sensation in the tongue and lips.
KEY APPLICATION: Brain tonic, muscle relaxant, digestive stimulant, swelling and pain in gums, common cold, epilepsy and seizures