Descurainia sophia (L.) Webb.

Descurainia sophia (L.) Webb.

Annual

  • Desert
  • Shrub-steppes
  • Brassicaceae
  • Flixweed
  • דֵּקוּרֶנְיָה מְנֻצָּה
  • dequrenya menutza
  • سمارة
  • samareh
Medicinal uses

Complaints treated by Descurainia sophia (L.) Webb.

System/State Complaint / Use Actions Preparation and Administration Parts Used Source
Child health Abdominal gas (especially in children) Carminative

Pour boiling water over seeds in a cup, add nabat sugar (large rock sugar crystals) & drink

Pour boiling water over seeds in a cup, add nabat sugar (large rock sugar crystals) & drink

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Dermatology Pruritis Anti-pruritic

Extract seeds in araq (anise liquor) & qosani (Cichorium sp.) + shirhesht (sugary sap of Cotoneaster) + fulus (Cassia fistula)
;
Apply to affected skin

Extract seeds in araq (anise liquor) & qosani (Cichorium sp.) + shirhesht (sugary sap of Cotoneaster) + fulus (Cassia fistula)
;
Apply to affected skin

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Dermatology Small skin lesions (rash) Unspecified

Cook seeds with turjadazi (Solanum nigrum) (see Caution for S. nigrum) + qosani (cichorium sp.) & drink

Cook seeds with turjadazi (Solanum nigrum) (see Caution for S. nigrum) + qosani (cichorium sp.) & drink

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Ear, Nose, Throat (ENT) Throat lesions Anti-infective

Rinse seeds with water,cook & drink

Rinse seeds with water,cook & drink

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Gastrointestinal Constipation, abdominal pain Carminative, Laxative

Grind seeds, cook in water & drink without sugar

Grind seeds, cook in water & drink without sugar

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Gastrointestinal Diarrhea/ vomiting (adults) Anti-diarrhoeal, Anti-emetic, Anti-infective

Pour boiling water over seeds in a cup; add nabat sugar (large rock sugar crystals) & drink

Pour boiling water over seeds in a cup; add nabat sugar (large rock sugar crystals) & drink

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General Fever/ colds Ant-infective, Anti-pyretic

Rinse seeds with water, cook & drink

Rinse seeds with water, cook & drink

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Infections Measles Ant-infective

Rinse seeds with water, cook & drink

Rinse seeds with water, cook & drink

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