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Alkanet Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Glycemic Index / Load
Botanical Name
Alkanna Tinctoria, Lithosfermum Tinctorium
Homeopathic Name
Alkanna Tinctoria Herba   -   Mother Tincture

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Alkanet Cures

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Action of Alkanet

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Nutrients in Alkanet


Parts Used

Root, leaves

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Alkanet

Avoid use during Pregnancy and Breastfeeding.
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Alkanet is a plant.
It is biennial or perennial.
It grows in a tropical climate.
It grows up to One Meter.
Best used for Ascaris.


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Materia Medica for Alkanet

Single Herb

Alkanet for Wounds

Make an ointment of Alkanet root. Apply it locally on wounds.

Alkanet for Cough

Prepare a decoction of leaves and root of Alkanet. Take it, twice a day for two days.
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Avtar ( UK )
20 Apr 2016
I have been taking alkanet tea prepared by boiling fresh leaves in water for about 15 minutes. I have now read that the plant can cause liver disease and even cancer if taken over a period of time
What is the position and are there any benefits and dangers associated with this plant?
Thank you
03 May 2016
Dear Avtar
Will you specify that why are you taking this herb. And since when are you taking this herb ? There must be a specific condition that you wish to cure with this herb right ?
Yes, the herb is not meant for the one already suffering from Liver disorder. This can worsen the condition
Swathi reddy ( India )
17 Jan 2019
I made a face cream with alkanet root it's given amazing results for skin really beautiful skin i got
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