Nerium oleander L.

Nerium oleander L.

Chamaephytes

  • Desert
  • Thermophilous plants
  • Apocynaceae
  • Oleander
  • הַרְדּוּף הַנְּחָלִים
  • harduf ha-nekhalim
  • دفلى
  • dafla
Medicinal uses

Complaints treated by Nerium oleander L.

System/State Complaint / Use Actions Preparation and Administration Parts Used Source
Cardiovascular Heart disease (including heart pain & as strenthener) Cardiac

1.Prepare infusion of leaves & drink 2.Prepare tea by cooking leaves in water & drink (heart pain) 3. Decoct leaves in water, strain & drink 1 cup x3/day (strenthener)
(See CAUTIONS)

1.Prepare infusion of leaves & drink 2.Prepare tea by cooking leaves in water & drink (heart pain) 3. Decoct leaves in water, strain & drink 1 cup x3/day (strenthener)
(See CAUTIONS)

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Cardiovascular Heart pain Analgesic, Cardiac

Boil leaves in water; drink as tea

Boil leaves in water; drink as tea

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Cardiovascular Heart strengthener Cardiac

Boil leaves in water; boil; strain; drink 1 cup x3/day

Boil leaves in water; boil; strain; drink 1 cup x3/day

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Dermatology Rheumatic pain (back/ knees/ legs/ general ) Anti-pruritic

Cook leaves in water & apply to skin

Cook leaves in water & apply to skin

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Dermatology Ringworm (Tinea capita ) Anti-parasitic

Apply latex to affected area

Apply latex to affected area

Latex
Dermatology Skin infections/ itching/ blisters (including scabies/ pox/measles). Anti-infective, Anti-pruritic

Decoct dried leaves. Can add Qutran (Pix liquida/ coal tar) & apply mixture as dressing to skin

Decoct dried leaves. Can add Qutran (Pix liquida/ coal tar) & apply mixture as dressing to skin

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Dermatology Skin/ wound antiseptic Anti-septic

Boil flowers in water for 5 hrs, add little cooking salt, mix, cool & apply as salve to skin

Boil flowers in water for 5 hrs, add little cooking salt, mix, cool & apply as salve to skin

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Fertility Infertility Unspecified

Mix powdered leaves with cloves + hilbeh (Trigonella foenum-graecum),prepare as tampon & insert vaginally

Mix powdered leaves with cloves + hilbeh (Trigonella foenum-graecum),prepare as tampon & insert vaginally

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Gastrointestinal Haemorrhoids Anti-haemorrhoidal

Boil flowers in olive oil & spread on anus

Boil flowers in olive oil & spread on anus

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Musculoskeletal/ joints Rheumatic pain (back/ knees/ legs/ general ) Analgesic, Anti-arthritic, Anti-inflammatory

1.Cook leaves in water & apply locally to affected area
or
2. Infuse white flowers in oil & apply locally

1.Cook leaves in water & apply locally to affected area
or
2. Infuse white flowers in oil & apply locally

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Nervous system Headache Analgesic

Burn dried leaves & inhale as incense

Burn dried leaves & inhale as incense

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Oral health Oral bleeding (gums) Anti-infective, Anti-inflammatory

Boil leaves in water & drink
(See CAUTIONS)

Boil leaves in water & drink
(See CAUTIONS)

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Womens Health Abortion inducer Abortifacient

Decoct leaves/ flowers (Admin. not specified) (See CAUTIONS)

Decoct leaves/ flowers (Admin. not specified) (See CAUTIONS)

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Womens Health Expells dead fetus by contracting uterine muscles Parturient

Burn leaves + Ferula asafoetida & allow smoke to enter vagina

Burn leaves + Ferula asafoetida & allow smoke to enter vagina

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Womens Health Menstruation promoter Emmenagogue

Mix dried, ground leaves + honey & insert as tampon vaginally

Mix dried, ground leaves + honey & insert as tampon vaginally

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