Akarkara (Spilanthes acmella) is an annual herb found throughout India. It belongs to the family Compositae. The herb is found widely in the natural forests of Chhattisgarh
. It is also grown as a crop.
The whole herb excluding root is taken to prepare a curry, known as Akarkara ke Sag. This curry is very useful in urinary system related troubles. Akarkara is also an accepted herbal medicine for dental troubles, scurvy, asthma and rheumatism.