Onosma echioides Linn.

Primary Characteristics

Primary Characteristics

Onosma echioides Linn.belongs to Boraginaceae, family.
The Arabic Name for this herb is Abu-Khalsa.
The English Names for this herb are Alkanet Root, Alkanet root , King's Dye, King Dye.
The Urdu Names for this herb are Lalijari, Ratanjot, Shakjar, Yarlilang.

Pharmacological Actions


  • Alterative
  • Purgative

  • Root:
  • Alexipharmic
  • Alterative
  • Anthelmintic
  • Astringent
  • Cooling
  • Demulcent
  • Desiccative
  • Detergent
  • Emmenagogue
  • Laxative
  • Lithontriptic

  • Flower:
  • Cordial
  • Stimulant

  • Indications

    The Indications of Leaves of Onosma echioides Linn. are Bladder Obstructions, Liver Disorders, Kidney Obstructions (Stones), Liver Pain, Kidney Pain, Gout.

    The Indications of Root of Onosma echioides Linn. are Jaundice, Vitiligo, Alopecia, Hepatic Pain, Renal Obstructions, Kidney Stones, Kidney Pain, Palpitation, Fever, Gout, Amenorrhoea, Chronic Ulcers, Burns, Rheumatism, Uterine Pain, Liver Disorders, Leucoderma, Psoriasis, Warts, Carbuncles, Herpes, Bilious Erruption, Ulcerous Wounds, Excessive Sweating, Spleenic Pain, Urinary Obstructions.

    The Indications of Flower of Onosma echioides Linn. are Palpitation, Rheumatism, Liver Pain, Kidney Obstructions (Stones), Urinary Bladder Obstructions, Chronic Fever, Liver Disorders.

    No Contra Indication information is available for Onosma echioides Linn..


    The Temperaments of Onosma echioides Linn. are 2nd order, warm and dry, 1st order, cold, 2nd order, dry.

    Available Brands

    BrandManufacturer/Mnf. Representative
    KanolAshraf laboratories (Pvt) Ltd.

    Compound Preparations

    Onosma echioides Linn. is used in the preparation of Marham Jadwar, Marham Khanazir, Marham Kharish compounds.


    Whole Herb3.000g - 5.000gN/A

    Herb's Description

    Onosma echioides Linn.. A perennial, erect or ascending herb. Root tapering, purplish,red,stem simple or rarely branched, upto 75 cm long and 3-6 mm thick towards the base; leaves usually without visible veins, hispid with coarse hair having discoid bases, radical leaves narrowly obianceoiate and cauline leaves linear-oblong; flowers odorous, whitish or pale yellow, in cymes; nutlets 6 mm long, smooth or obscurely roughened, somewhat lustrous

    Taste Odor & Occurrence

    Occurence: It occurs in Balochistan(Pakistan), Chitral (Pakistan), Harboi Hills (Pakistan), Kaghan (Pakistan), Kurram (Pakistan), Landi kotal (Pakistan), Pishin (Pakistan), Swat (Pakistan), Western Himalayas.
    Odor: The odor of Flower of Onosma echioides Linn. is Odorous
    Taste: Bitter,Sharp


    No information regarding Onosma echioides Linn.'s substitute is currently available.

    Active Constituents

    Onosma echioides Linn.'s Active constituents:


    No information regarding Onosma echioides Linn.'s antidot is currently available.

    Warning & Precautions

    It produces headache,and excessive use is regarded as harmful for brain.


    Currently no Toxicity information is available for Onosma echioides Linn.. (work in progress)