Doronicum hookeri Hook f.

Primary Characteristics

Primary Characteristics

Doronicum hookeri Hook f.belongs to Asteraceae, Compositae, family.
The Arabic Name for this herb is Darunaj Aqrabi.
The English Name for this herb is Leopards Bane.
The Urdu Names for this herb are Darunaj, Darunaj Aqrabi.

Pharmacological Actions


  • Anti-phlegmatic
  • Antidote
  • Cardiac Tonic
  • Carminative
  • Digestive Tonic
  • Nervine Tonic
  • Resolvent
  • Sedative

  • Indications

    The Indications of Root of Doronicum hookeri Hook f. are Paralysis, Dyspepsia, Melancholia, Palpitation, Flatulence, Palsy, Impaired Digestion, Plague, Depression, Womb Pain, Heart Diseases, sedative.

    The Contra Indications of Root of Doronicum hookeri Hook f. are Flatulence, Nervous Exhaustion, Paralysis, Melancholia, Palpitation, Uterine Pain, Palsy, Impaired Digestion, Plague, Depression, Scorpion Bite, Phlegm, Insect Bites, Black Bile, Flatulent Dyspepsia.


    The Temperament of Root of Doronicum hookeri Hook f. is 3rd Order, Warm and Dry.

    Available Brands

    BrandManufacturer/Mnf. Representative
    DAWA-UL-MISK (Motadil Jawahirdar)Hamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    ERQEMBERHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    HABB-E-AMBER MOMYAIEHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    HABB-E-JAWAHIRHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    LABOOB-E-KABIR MUQQUAWIE BAHHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    MUFARREH SHAIKH-UR-RAEESHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    MUFARREH YAQUTI MOTADILHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan

    Compound Preparations

    Doronicum hookeri Hook f. is used in the preparation of Arq Amber, Dawa-ul-Misk, Dawa-ul-Misk Har Jawahardar, Dawa-ul-Misk Har Sada, Dawa-ul-Misk Mo'tadil Jawahardar, Dawa-ul-Misk Mo'tadil Sada, Hab Amber Momyaie, Hab Jawahir, Hab-e-Ta'un, Lubub Al-Asrar, Lubub Kabir, Lububal-Asrar, Ma'jun Hamal Ambari Alvi Khani, Ma'jun Hamal' Ambari, Ma'jun Juzam, Ma'jun Khadar, Ma'jun Murawweh ul-Arwah, Ma'jun Nisyan, Mufarreh Shaikh-ur-Rais, Muffareh Kabir, Muffareh Yaquti, SAfuf Muhafiz Janeen compounds.


    Root1.000g - 3.000gN/A

    Herb's Description

    Doronicum hookeri Hook f.. A robust herb, 0.3-0.6 cm high. Radical leaves 0, or soon withering; cauline 10-15 x 2.5-5 cm, often unequal sided. Leaves all narrowed into short, amplexicaul petioles, oblong or elliptic lanceolate, obtuse or acute, entire or irregularly toothed. Heads 1-2 to 6.3 cm diameter glandular-pubescent, involucral bracts ovate-lanceolate, acuminate. Achenes all pappose. Pappus short, reddish

    Taste Odor & Occurrence

    Occurence: It occurs in India.
    Odor: The odor of Root of Doronicum hookeri Hook f. is Aromatic
    Root: Faintly Bitter


    No information regarding Doronicum hookeri Hook f.'s substitute is currently available.

    Active Constituents

    Doronicum hookeri Hook f.'s Active constituents:


    No information regarding Doronicum hookeri Hook f.'s antidot is currently available.

    Warning & Precautions

    Large doses or long term use may produce headache in those having warm temperament.


    Currently no Toxicity information is available for Doronicum hookeri Hook f.. (work in progress)