Capparis spinosa var. aegyptia (Lam.) Boiss.

Capparis spinosa var. aegyptia (Lam.) Boiss.

Annual

  • Batha
  • Phrygana
  • Capparis zoharyi Inocencio D.Rivera Obón & Alcaraz
  • Capparaceae
  • Caper
  • Caper Bush
  • Egyptian Caper
  • צָלָף קוֹצָנִי
  • tzalaf qotzani
  • شفلح
  • قبر
  • كبار
  • لصف
  • kabar
  • kubar
  • lasaf
  • qabar
  • shafallah
Medicinal uses

Complaints treated by Capparis spinosa var. aegyptia (Lam.) Boiss.

System/State Complaint / Use Actions Preparation and Administration Parts Used Source
Dermatology Skin rash Anti-scabies

1.Boil whole plant in water, cool, strain & apply to skin x2/day

2.Hold affected area over cooking steam for 1/2 hr

1.Boil whole plant in water, cool, strain & apply to skin x2/day

2.Hold affected area over cooking steam for 1/2 hr

Whole plant
Dermatology Skin rash Unspecified

1.Boil whole plant in water, cool, strain & spread x2/day on skin
2.Hold affected area over cooking steam for 1/2 hour

1.Boil whole plant in water, cool, strain & spread x2/day on skin
2.Hold affected area over cooking steam for 1/2 hour

Whole plant
Gastrointestinal Constipation Laxative

Cook fresh root in water + root of Rubus sanguineus (El-'Uliq) & drink

Cook fresh root in water + root of Rubus sanguineus (El-'Uliq) & drink

root
Gastrointestinal Nausea Anti-nausea

Grind fruits, add Calotropis leaves (Uruk-el-Mudr) + iron debris (khar el-khadid) & eat a little daily

Grind fruits, add Calotropis leaves (Uruk-el-Mudr) + iron debris (khar el-khadid) & eat a little daily

fruit
General Aching feet /legs Unspecified

Cook leaves in tub of water & cool a little; immerse feet in water & massage vigorously

Cook leaves in tub of water & cool a little; immerse feet in water & massage vigorously

leaf
General Fever Anti-pyretic

Apply compress of powdered roo tto abdomen

Apply compress of powdered roo tto abdomen

root
General Restores joint/ muscle motion Rubefacient

Crush dried root into fine powder & scatter over plaster/poultice prepared beforehand (uisng a cloth (spread with dough); apply to affected area for 5 min

Crush dried root into fine powder & scatter over plaster/poultice prepared beforehand (uisng a cloth (spread with dough); apply to affected area for 5 min

root
Infections Worms Anti-parasitic, Vermifuge

Drink liquid of pickled fruits stored over a prolonged period

Drink liquid of pickled fruits stored over a prolonged period

fruit
Kidney & Urinary Tract Kidney stones/ sand Anti-inflammatory

Decoct root (Admin. Not specified)

Decoct root (Admin. Not specified)

root
Kidney & Urinary Tract Kidney pain Analgesic

Drink decoction of root

Drink decoction of root

root
Kidney & Urinary Tract Kidney stones/ sand Anti-lithic

Decoct root (Admin. Not specified)

Decoct root (Admin. Not specified)

root
Musculoskeletal/ Joints Muscle contraction/ spasms of legs/ feet Anti-spasmodic

Cook leaves in water tub, cool a little & immerse legs/feet: massage vigorously

Cook leaves in water tub, cool a little & immerse legs/feet: massage vigorously

leaf
Musculoskeletal/ Joints Restores joint/ muscle motion Unspecified

Crush dried root into fine powder & scatter over a plaster/poultice prepared beforehand (using a cloth (spread with dough); apply to afflected area for 5 min

Crush dried root into fine powder & scatter over a plaster/poultice prepared beforehand (using a cloth (spread with dough); apply to afflected area for 5 min

root
Musculoskeletal/ Joints Rheumatic pain Analgesic, Anti-arthritic, Anti-inflammatory

Cook fresh root in water & use decoction to massage area few times /day , especially before sleeping

Cook fresh root in water & use decoction to massage area few times /day , especially before sleeping

root
Musculoskeletal/ Joints Rheumatism in back Analgesic, Anti-arthritic, Anti-inflammatory

Grate fresh root add to cloth bandage & apply to affected area

Grate fresh root add to cloth bandage & apply to affected area

root
Nervous system Migraine Analgesic

Grate fresh root add to cloth bandage & apply to affected area

Grate fresh root add to cloth bandage & apply to affected area

root
Nervous system Sleep inducing Hypnotic

Grind fruits, add Calotropis leaves (uruk-el-mudr) * iron debris (khar-el-khdid)& drink

Grind fruits, add Calotropis leaves (uruk-el-mudr) * iron debris (khar-el-khdid)& drink

fruit
None specified Preserving flowers/buds Unspecified

1.Collect flower buds, keep in dark for 3-4 hr then place in vinegar or vinegar +salt for 8 days. After pouring out vinegar & squeezing excess from buds, transfer to fresh vinegar. Replace vinegar again after 8 more days.
Quantities used : 1 liter of vinegar for 1 kg of buds (+ salt)

2. Use a salt: saturated solution in water with slice of bread

1.Collect flower buds, keep in dark for 3-4 hr then place in vinegar or vinegar +salt for 8 days. After pouring out vinegar & squeezing excess from buds, transfer to fresh vinegar. Replace vinegar again after 8 more days.
Quantities used : 1 liter of vinegar for 1 kg of buds (+ salt)

2. Use a salt: saturated solution in water with slice of bread

Flower bud
Ophthalmology Eye disease called Rmad (inflammation causing conjunctivitis/ opthalmitis Unspecified

Extract juice from fresh leaves & apply as eyedrops

Extract juice from fresh leaves & apply as eyedrops

leaf
Oral health Bad taste in mouth/ gingivitis / strenthening teeth Anti-infective

Grind fruits, add Calotropis leaves (Uruk-el-Mudr) + iron debris (Khar-el-Khdid) & eat a little each day

Grind fruits, add Calotropis leaves (Uruk-el-Mudr) + iron debris (Khar-el-Khdid) & eat a little each day

fruit
Oral health Gingivitis Anti-inflammatory

Grind fruits, add Calotropis leaves + iron debris (khar-el-khdid)& eat a little each day

Grind fruits, add Calotropis leaves + iron debris (khar-el-khdid)& eat a little each day

fruit
Oral health Strengthens teeth Unspecified

Grind fruits, add Calotropis leaves (uruk-el-mudr) + iron debris (khar-el-khdid); eat a little each day

Grind fruits, add Calotropis leaves (uruk-el-mudr) + iron debris (khar-el-khdid); eat a little each day

fruit
Oral health Toothache Analgesic

1. Macerate leaves in vinegar & rinse teeth

2. Chew leaves

1. Macerate leaves in vinegar & rinse teeth

2. Chew leaves

leaf
Respiratory Cold Anti-catarrhal, Anti-infective

Prepare watery extract/ infusion of leaves + little sugar & drink

Prepare watery extract/ infusion of leaves + little sugar & drink

leaf