Ratanjot (Red) – Alkanet Root Powder –
Parts Used : Alkanet Root
Latin name : Onosma echioides Linn.
Origin : Himalayan Region of Kashmir (India)
Widely used in an Indian Lamb Curry called “Rogan Josh”to colour the dish
Other Names : Shanjar, Khas al-himaar, Ratanjot, Alkanet, Dyer’s Bugloss, Spanish Bugloss, Buglosse azurée, Natternkopf-Lotwurz, Ratanjot, Laljari, Yatilung, Yarilung, Shankaru, Laljari, Koame, Maharanga, Ratanjot, Maharanga, Dhamani, Ratanjot
Description: The root is considered to be anthelmintic, antipyretic, antiseptic and constipative and is usually used externally for colour and hair loss. Also useful as an application in wounds and bruises.
Contraindication: This herb has no known warnings or contraindications when used externally.