Anacyclus pyrethrum is a pro-fertility and virility enhancing herb that is currently in preliminary testing in rodents. The main bioactives in this plant are the alkylamides (similar to Spilanthes Acmella and Maca), and preliminary evidence seems to confirm its traditional claims of fertility and libido enhancement as well as its role as a 'brain tonic' (since it appears to have anti-amnesiac and anti-convulsive effects).
Summary of Anacyclus pyrethrum
Primary information, health benefits, side effects, usage, and other important details
Get trusted answers to health questions that matter to you
Getting an Examine.com subscription makes it easy for you to stay informed and understand the latest nutrition research.
If you’re overwhelmed by all the possibilities of supplementation and want step-by-step instructions on what supplements to take (how much, when, and in what combinations), then the Examine.com Supplement Guides are perfect for you.
Your support keeps us 100% independent, so that we never have a conflict of interest.
How to TakeMedical Disclaimer
Recommended dosage, active amounts, other details
Studies in rats use a range of 50-150 mg/kg bodyweight Anacyclus pyrethrum roots (DC) daily, with all tested extracts (ethanolic, petroleum ether, water) appearing to be effective. This results in an estimated human dosage range of:
550-1,600 mg daily for a 150 lb person
700-2,200 mg daily for a 200 lb person
900-2,700 mg daily for a 250 lb person
These are just estimates as to the effective range of the root extract in humans, since there is currently no human evidence to base recommendations on.
Things to Note
Anacyclus pyrethrum is not involved with Pyrethrum insecticides, as those are made from the plant Tanacetum cinerariifolium; the similarity of the two is in name only
It has been reported (anecdotally and through practise) that application of Anacyclus Pyrethrum to the skin causes reddening and warmth with some tingling
Get our free 5-day course on the essentials of supplementation.
At Examine.com, our incentives line up with yours — getting unbiased information. That's why we don’t sell any advertising or supplements.
Join over 250,000 people who have learned about effective versus overrated supplements, tips for buying supplements, and how to combine supplements for safety and efficacy.
Click here to see all 12 references.