Dittrichia viscosa (L.) Greuter

Dittrichia viscosa (L.) Greuter

Batha, Phrygana

  • Inula viscosa (L.) Desf.
  • Compositae
  • Clammy Inula
  • False Yellowhead
  • Sticky fleabane
  • Strong-Smelling Inula
  • Woody fleabane
  • Yellow fleabane
  • טַיּוּן דָּבִיק
  • tayun daviq
  • طيون
  • عرق الطيون
  • tayoun
  • xirq al-tayoun
Medicinal uses

Complaints treated by Dittrichia viscosa (L.) Greuter

System/State Complaint / Use Actions Preparation and Administration Parts Used Source
Dermatology Tinea versicolor/ eczema Anti-infective

Prepare poultice from crushed green leaves & apply.

Prepare poultice from crushed green leaves & apply.

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Gastrointestinal Diarrhea Anti-diarrheal, Anti-infectivel

1.Cook fresh plant in water & drink.

2.Extract juice from fresh plant, add to araq (anise liquor ) & drink.

1.Cook fresh plant in water & drink.

2.Extract juice from fresh plant, add to araq (anise liquor ) & drink.

Whole plant
General Induce perspiration/ lower fever Anti-pyretic, Diaphoretic

Prepare juice from crushed leaves of whole plant + juice from Oxalis leaves & drink.

Prepare juice from crushed leaves of whole plant + juice from Oxalis leaves & drink.

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General Oedema (zalal) Unspecified

Cook plant in water in a closed pot +rand (Laurus sp)+maryameyeh (Salvia sp) + fijan (Ruta sp). Patient, dressed in loose gown stands over the rising steam as long as possible, then goes to bed & keeps warm.

Cook plant in water in a closed pot +rand (Laurus sp)+maryameyeh (Salvia sp) + fijan (Ruta sp). Patient, dressed in loose gown stands over the rising steam as long as possible, then goes to bed & keeps warm.

Whole plant
Musculoskeletal/ Joints Reset a badly healed bone fracture Vulnerary

Cook whole plant in water in closed pot +
fijan (Ruta)+maryameyeh (Salvia sp.)+ branches of elgar (Laurus)+ elbutum (Pistacia atlant.)+saris (Pist, lentiscus) + serun (Cupressus sp.).
Affected area placed in the steam for few minutes. When removed bone fracture can be tapped lightly to reset it correctly.

Cook whole plant in water in closed pot +
fijan (Ruta)+maryameyeh (Salvia sp.)+ branches of elgar (Laurus)+ elbutum (Pistacia atlant.)+saris (Pist, lentiscus) + serun (Cupressus sp.).
Affected area placed in the steam for few minutes. When removed bone fracture can be tapped lightly to reset it correctly.

Whole plant
Musculoskeletal/ Joints Rheumatic pains in muscles/joints Analgesic, Anti-arthritic, Anti-inflammatory

1.Decoct whole plant & root & add to hot bath; bathe body or affected area.

2.Decoct root in olive oil + Kazha (Nigella sp) + fijan leaves (Ruta sp. )& massage painful areas.

3.Cook in a closed pot, whole plant in water alone or +olive branches + maramia (Salvia sp.),+ shash el akul (Alhahgi maur.) + sheba (Artemesia aborescens). Patient in loose fitting gown stands over steam for some time, then goes to bed to keep warm

1.Decoct whole plant & root & add to hot bath; bathe body or affected area.

2.Decoct root in olive oil + Kazha (Nigella sp) + fijan leaves (Ruta sp. )& massage painful areas.

3.Cook in a closed pot, whole plant in water alone or +olive branches + maramia (Salvia sp.),+ shash el akul (Alhahgi maur.) + sheba (Artemesia aborescens). Patient in loose fitting gown stands over steam for some time, then goes to bed to keep warm

Whole plant, root
Respiratory Asthma Bronchodilator

Boil plant & root in water; inhale steam x1/day or as needed

Boil plant & root in water; inhale steam x1/day or as needed

Whole plant, root
Respiratory Influenza/ runny nose/ cough Anti-catarrhal, Anti-infective, Anti-tussive

Boil plant & root in water, inhale steam x1/day or as needed

Boil plant & root in water, inhale steam x1/day or as needed

Whole plant, root
Surgery/ Trauma Stop bleeding from fresh wound Haemostatic

Appy dried powdered leaves to wound.

Appy dried powdered leaves to wound.

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Womens Health Prevents pregnancy Contraceptive

Prepare hot bath using whole plant & stand over steam for few minutes on last day of period.
Afterwards eat mixture of bu'itran (Teucrium polium),cloves (Eugenia sp) & honey for 3 days.

Prepare hot bath using whole plant & stand over steam for few minutes on last day of period.
Afterwards eat mixture of bu'itran (Teucrium polium),cloves (Eugenia sp) & honey for 3 days.

Pre, Whole plant
Womens Health Promote /renews menstrual flow Emmenagogue

Decoct whole plant with fijan (Ruta sp,) + olive buds & use in a steam bath

Decoct whole plant with fijan (Ruta sp,) + olive buds & use in a steam bath

Womens Health Vaginal inflammation Anti-inflammatory

Decoct whole plant & root in water in closed pot: A. Sit over steam or B. add decoction to bath and sit for 30 min.

Decoct whole plant & root in water in closed pot: A. Sit over steam or B. add decoction to bath and sit for 30 min.

Whole plant, root
Wound Healing Drain pus from purulent wound Ant-infective, Vulnerary

1.Apply dried powdered leaves to wound.

2.Extract juice from fresh plant & apply to wound.

1.Apply dried powdered leaves to wound.

2.Extract juice from fresh plant & apply to wound.

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