Alkanet Dried Cut Root

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Latin Name : Alkanna Tinctoria

Origin country: Albania

Alkanet Root also known as ”Ratanjot” is a spice found in Indian foods- to add flavor – and used as a natural food color. Alkanet roots have medicinal properties and are used to cure wounds, fever, and diseases while alkanet oil is popularly used as hair oil.

–  Alkanet root is quite helpful to maintain the health of heart.

–  It is beneficial in reducing the feeling of fever and headaches. The antioxidants and anti-inflammatory substances in root have a cooling and calming effect on the body, and therefore, it aids in the recovery processes.

–  Orally alkanna root has been used for diarrhea and gastric ulcers.

–  Alkanna is an amazing wound healer.  This is due to the presence of alkannins in alkanet root.

–  Alkanet tea is used to soften and soothe irritated skin. It also finds use as a potent diuretic, as well as an astringent.

–  Alkanna root has demonstrated radical scavenging activity, suggesting potential antiaging effects.

–  Alkanet can act as a natural dye for your hair. The hair oil of alkanet root will prevent all scalp infections including dandruff and premature greying of the hair and will promote hair growth.

Decoction: In a pot, bring 3 cups of cold water, 3-4 teaspoons of the to a simmer. Gently decoct (simmer) for 30 minutes. Strain out herbs and return liquid to pot. . Drink 1-3 cups of tea a day. Add if you want one spoonful of honey at a time and dissolve over very low heat until you reach desired sweetness. Alkanet Root Hair Oil 1. Crumble the dried alkanet root into small pieces using your hands. This crumbles very easily. 2. Pour coconut oil on top of the crumbled alkanet. 3. Keep it under the hot sun, till the color of the oil changes to dark red color. One day in the hot sun is enough. Let it cool, strain and use.
Alkanna root is generally considered safe to use short-term, but possible side effects include liver failure, cirrhosis, pneumonitis, pulmonary hypertension, or heart failure. Women who are breast-feeding or pregnant are forbidden to consume the root. In any case you should consult with your healthcare doctor before using any herb especially if you’re taking other medications or having health problems.

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