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Overview Information

Pellitory is a plant. The root is used to make medicine.

People take pellitory for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), seizure disorder (epilepsy), erectile dysfunction (ED), indigestion (dyspepsia), and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

Don't confuse pellitory with another plant called pellitory-of-the-wall.

How does it work?

There isn't enough reliable information available to know how pellitory might work.


Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

  • Erectile dysfunction (ED).
  • Indigestion (dyspepsia).
  • Insect repellants.
  • Conditions in a man that prevent him from getting a woman pregnant within a year of trying to conceive (male infertility).
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
  • Seizure disorder (epilepsy).
  • Seizures not caused by epilepsy.
  • Toothache.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of pellitory for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

When taken by mouth: There isn't enough reliable information to know if pellitory is safe or what the side effects may be.

When applied to the skin: There isn't enough reliable information to know if pellitory is safe. It might cause skin redness, irritation, and a burning sensation.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if pellitory is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Plant allergies: People who are allergic to ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds, daisies, and related plants may also have an allergic reaction to pellitory.



We currently have no information for PELLITORY Interactions.



The appropriate dose of pellitory depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for pellitory. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

View References


  • Haghmorad D, Mahmoudi MB, Haghighi P, et al. Improvement of fertility parameters with Tribulus terrestris and Anacyclus pyrethrum treatment in male rats. Int Braz J Urol 2019;45(5):1043-54. doi: 10.1590/S1677-5538.IBJU.2018.0843. View abstract.
  • Manouze H, Bouchatta O, Bennis M, Sokar Z, Ba-M'hamed S. Anticonvulsive and neuroprotective effects of aqueous and methanolic extracts of Anacyclus pyrethrum root in kainic acid-induced-status epilepticus in mice. Epilepsy Res 2019;158:106225. doi: 10.1016/j.eplepsyres.2019.106225. Epub 2019 Oct 24. View abstract.

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