Arnebia decumbens (Vent.) Coss. & Kralik

Arnebia decumbens (Vent.) Coss. & Kralik

Annual

  • Hard rock outcrops
  • Boraginaceae
  • Arabian primrose
  • אַרְנָבִית שְׂרוּעָה
  • arnavit seru'a
  • المروحة
  • سموة
  • كَحيل
  • el-mirwaha
  • kahil
  • samwa
Medicinal uses

Complaints treated by Arnebia decumbens (Vent.) Coss. & Kralik

System/State Complaint / Use Actions Preparation and Administration Parts Used Source
Dermatology Disinfectant: skin lesions sores/ wounds/ pimples Anti-septic

1. Crush dried plant into fine powder, sprinkle on lesions/ pimples.

2. Prepare cream /salve by mixing plant powder + water +samna ( traditional clarified butter similar to ghee) & heating until paste is obtained.

1. Crush dried plant into fine powder, sprinkle on lesions/ pimples.

2. Prepare cream /salve by mixing plant powder + water +samna ( traditional clarified butter similar to ghee) & heating until paste is obtained.

Whole plant
Dermatology Skin swelling Unspecified

Boil whole plant in water, mix with equal parts of sesame oil+ onion juice+ olive oil + samna (See NOTES) until forms a homogenous spread; apply to swollen area x 3 /day

Boil whole plant in water, mix with equal parts of sesame oil+ onion juice+ olive oil + samna (See NOTES) until forms a homogenous spread; apply to swollen area x 3 /day

Whole plant
Gastrointestinal Inflammation stomach/ intestines Anti-inflammatory

Decoct whole plant in water (has a sweet taste) & drink hot without sugar

Decoct whole plant in water (has a sweet taste) & drink hot without sugar

Whole plant
Gastrointestinal Urinary tract cramps Anti-spasmodic, Carminative

Decoct whole plant in water (has sweet taste) & drink hot without sugar x1 small glass/day

Decoct whole plant in water (has sweet taste) & drink hot without sugar x1 small glass/day

Whole plant
General Fever Anti-pyretic

Decoct whole plant & drink hot

Decoct whole plant & drink hot

Whole plant
Kidney & Urinary Tract Urinary tract inflammation Diuretic

Decoct in water (has sweet taste) & drink hot without sugar x1 small glass/day

Decoct in water (has sweet taste) & drink hot without sugar x1 small glass/day

Whole plant
Kidney & Urinary Tract Urinary tract cramps Anti-spasmodic

Decoct whole plant in water (has sweet taste) & drink hot without sugar x1 small glass/day

Decoct whole plant in water (has sweet taste) & drink hot without sugar x1 small glass/day

Whole plant
Kidney & Urinary Tract Urinary tract inflammation Anti-inflammatory

Decoct in water (has sweet taste) & drink hot without sugar x1 small glass/day

Decoct in water (has sweet taste) & drink hot without sugar x1 small glass/day

Whole plant
Musculoskeletal/ joints Nerve pain in skin /muscles Analgesic, Anti-arthritic, Anti-inflammatory

Mix powdered whole plant + equal parts of sesame oil; boil mixture for 10 min. to obtain paste & spread on affected area

Mix powdered whole plant + equal parts of sesame oil; boil mixture for 10 min. to obtain paste & spread on affected area

Whole plant
Nervous system Nerve pain in skin /muscles Analgesic

Mix powdered plant with equal parts of sesame oil; boil mixture for 10 min, to obtain paste & spread over affected area.

Mix powdered plant with equal parts of sesame oil; boil mixture for 10 min, to obtain paste & spread over affected area.

Whole plant
Oral health Dental caries/ Toothache Unspecified

Burn nuts/ achenes (See NOTES) on coals & inhale steam into mouth for 10 min

Burn nuts/ achenes (See NOTES) on coals & inhale steam into mouth for 10 min

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