Ratan Jot or Alkanet Root is a perennial or biennial plant belongs to the Borage family grows with 0.3 to 0.6 in height, usually found in Mediterranean and tropical regions. This herb grows in pine forests, deserts and grazing pastures, however abundantly found in rich, moist and fertile soil with the blackish appearance, white core and dark red root.
The root is used to dye red color from the ancient time; however, the herb has enormous medical uses to treat many ailments. Ethane 1, 1H-benzotriazole, 2-chloroethyl, 4-diazo and 4-Nitro are some of the essential compounds found in Alkanet Root; however, the presence of naphthoquinones made it excellent for various medical and culinary purposes.
The anti-bacterial, astringent, vulnerary and anti-pruritic properties make this herb highly beneficial for the treatment of ulcers, bedsores, varicose veins and itching rashes. All the skin issues, inside and out, including eczema, skin cuts and fungal infection issues can be cured easily with the anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties of Ratan Jot.
it is also called blood purifier while it maintains the blood circulation in the body. The digestive disorders can be cured, and the anti-oxidant, diuretic, expectorant and demulcent substance make it apt for COLD, fever, coughs, piles and arthritis. For the headache and joint pain, it is considered highly effective.
Moreover, the alkanet tea works excellently as astringent and elevates the symptoms of jaundice, ulcers, kidney stones and fractures. The essential oils in this herb are helpful to maintain sleeping disorders.
Ratan Jot is highly effective for the treatment of varicose veins and itching rashes. It is also good cure for ulcers and bedsores. Patients with skin issues including cuts, psoriasis, eczema, as well as fungal infection can use Ratan Jot as a cure. It also works as a blood purifier while maintaining the blood circulation throughout the whole body. In Unani Tibb, Ratan Jot has also been used for the treatment of digestive problems as well as COLD, fever, coughs, piles and arthritis. The symptoms of headache and joint pain can be alleviated with the use of Ratan Jot.
Key Constitutions Of Ratan Jot
- Angelylalkannin compounds
- 5-O-methyl-11-O-acetylalkannin compound
- mono-Omethylated alkannin