Dactylorhiza hatagirea

Last Updated: September 28 2022

Dactylorhiza hatagirea is an ayurvedic sexual stimulant. There is very limited evidence on this reported tonic, and preliminary studies into its activities have confirmed a libido enhancing and possible testosterone boosting effect in rats.

Dactylorhiza hatagirea is most often used for


Dactylorhiza hatagirea is a herb from ayurvedic medicine mostly touted to increase male fertility and virility. It has little to no evidence for it, with the two studies assessing these traditional claims noting that they appear to be correct yet they have failed to outperform other ayurvedic herbs (that have more studies on them).

The composition and safety of this herb is currently unknown.

What else is Dactylorhiza hatagirea known as?
Note that Dactylorhiza hatagirea is also known as:
  • Early Marsh Orchid
  • Salam Panja
  • Hatta Haddi
  • orchis macula
  • Wang lak
  • Lovha
  • Hathejadi
  • Panchaule
  • Airula
Dosage information

There is currently not enough information to recommend a supplemental dose of this herb.

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1.^Thakur M, Dixit VKAphrodisiac Activity of Dactylorhiza hatagirea (D.Don) Soo in Male Albino RatsEvid Based Complement Alternat Med.(2007 Sep)
3.^Kunwar RM, Nepal BK, Kshhetri HB, Rai SK, Bussmann RWEthnomedicine in Himalaya: a case study from Dolpa, Humla, Jumla and Mustang districts of NepalJ Ethnobiol Ethnomed.(2006 Jun 2)