Ratanjot – Alkanet Root Bark –
Latin- Onosma echioides
Origin : India (Himalayas)
Other Names : Shanjar, Khas al-himaar, Rattanjot, Alkanet, Dyer’s Bugloss, Spanish Bugloss, Buglosse azurée, Natternkopf-Lotwurz, Ratanjot, Laljari, Yatilung, Yarilung, Shankaru, Laljari, Koame, Maharanga, Ratanjyot, 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. Used as a Natural dye.
Widely used in an Indian Lamb Curry called “Rogan Josh”to colour the dish.
Contraindication: This herb has no known warnings or contraindications when used externally.