Peganum harmala L.

Peganum harmala L.

Hemicryptophytes

  • Batha
  • Phrygana
  • Nitrariaceae
  • African Rue
  • Harmala
  • Syrian rue
  • Wild Rue
  • שַׁבָּר לָבָן
  • shabar lavan
  • حرمل
  • حرمليان
  • خييش
  • harmal / hirmil
  • harmalIyan
  • khiyeish
Medicinal uses

Complaints treated by Peganum harmala L.

System/State Complaint / Use Actions Preparation and Administration Parts Used Source
Cardiovascular Strengthen body Cardiac

1. Decoct whole plant & drink

2. Mix seeds + Nigella sativa seeds, boil in water & drink 1 small cup x 3 /day (morning, noon, evening )

1. Decoct whole plant & drink

2. Mix seeds + Nigella sativa seeds, boil in water & drink 1 small cup x 3 /day (morning, noon, evening )

Whole plant, seed
Dermatology Extract pus from skin lesion /wound Anti-infective, Vulnery

Grind leaf/ seed +onion, mix + honey & spread over lesion

Grind leaf/ seed +onion, mix + honey & spread over lesion

leaf, seed
Dermatology Skin swelling/ redness Anti-inflammatory

Burn dried plant & steep ashes in grape vinegar overnight, stir & apply to swollen skin

Burn dried plant & steep ashes in grape vinegar overnight, stir & apply to swollen skin

Whole plant
Endocrine/ Metabolism Diabetes mellitus Hypoglycemic

1. Decoct whole plant & drink

2. Boil seeds in water + Nigella sativa seeds & drink

1. Decoct whole plant & drink

2. Boil seeds in water + Nigella sativa seeds & drink

Whole plant, seed
Gastrointestinal Abdomeninal gas Carminative

Grind seeds, mix with powders of Asparagus seeds+ ginger root + Pimpinella fruits,+ honey & eat x1 teaspoon mornings

Grind seeds, mix with powders of Asparagus seeds+ ginger root + Pimpinella fruits,+ honey & eat x1 teaspoon mornings

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Gastrointestinal Abdominal pain Carminative

1. Cook x 2 small teaspoons of leaves in water & drink

2. Roast seeds in fire & inhale smoke

1. Cook x 2 small teaspoons of leaves in water & drink

2. Roast seeds in fire & inhale smoke

leaf, seed
Gastrointestinal Constipation Laxative

Cook leaves/ seeds in water & drink

Cook leaves/ seeds in water & drink

leaf, seed
Gastrointestinal Dysentery Anti-diarrheal, Anti-infective

Cok seeds in water + Ononis pubescens & drink

Cok seeds in water + Ononis pubescens & drink

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Gastrointestinal Increase appetite Stomachic

Seeds are used 1 year after harvesting ( Preparation? Admin. not specified)

Seeds are used 1 year after harvesting ( Preparation? Admin. not specified)

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Gastrointestinal Jaundice Hepatic

1. Grind seeds into powder, mix with oil, warm mixture &
spread over face in evening. Next morning wash face with soap

2. Steep seeds in water overnight, filter & drink. Avoid eating eggs, meat and fat

1. Grind seeds into powder, mix with oil, warm mixture &
spread over face in evening. Next morning wash face with soap

2. Steep seeds in water overnight, filter & drink. Avoid eating eggs, meat and fat

leaf, seed
General Strengthen body Tonic

1. Decoct whole plant & drink
or
2. Mix seeds with Nigella sativa seeds, boil in water & drink 1 small cup x 3 /day (morning, noon, evening )

1. Decoct whole plant & drink
or
2. Mix seeds with Nigella sativa seeds, boil in water & drink 1 small cup x 3 /day (morning, noon, evening )

Whole plant, seed
Haematology Blood cleanser Unspecified

Use Seeds 1 yr after harvesting (Preperation /Admin. not specified) )

Use Seeds 1 yr after harvesting (Preperation /Admin. not specified) )

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Infections Tuberculosis Ant-infective

1.Grind seeds, & eat x1 teaspoon + soft boiled egg: A. after drinking Cinnamon cassia cooked in water or
B.After making a burn with a red hot wire over painful lung

1.Grind seeds, & eat x1 teaspoon + soft boiled egg: A. after drinking Cinnamon cassia cooked in water or
B.After making a burn with a red hot wire over painful lung

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Kidney & Urinary Tract Improve urination Diuretic

Seeds used 1 year after harvesting; (Preparation/ Admin. not specified)

Seeds used 1 year after harvesting; (Preparation/ Admin. not specified)

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Mental Health Depression Anti-depressant

1. Roast seeds/ leaves in fire & inhale smoke

2. Prepare Infusion of seeds/ leaves in water & drink

1. Roast seeds/ leaves in fire & inhale smoke

2. Prepare Infusion of seeds/ leaves in water & drink

leaf, seed
Musculoskeletal/ joints Joint inflammation/ rheumatic pain/ lumbago (lower back pain) Analgesic, Anti-arthritic, Anti-inflammatory

1Cook seeds (in some preperations 1 yr after harvesting) in water in a sealed vessel. The patient wearing a wide gown stands over the steam as long as possible then goes to bed away from the cold

2.Crush whole plant into fine powder, mix + olive oil + samna (clarified butter similar to ghee) & heat over low fire to make homogenous paste; spread over painful /inflammed area for 4 days

3. Burn dried herb or mix (before burning) with Inula viscosa or Rosmarinus officinalis ( gives better results ); allow
smoke to flow over painful area. Inhaling smoke improves & quickens healing

4 Prepare infusion of leaves & seeds & drink

1Cook seeds (in some preperations 1 yr after harvesting) in water in a sealed vessel. The patient wearing a wide gown stands over the steam as long as possible then goes to bed away from the cold

2.Crush whole plant into fine powder, mix + olive oil + samna (clarified butter similar to ghee) & heat over low fire to make homogenous paste; spread over painful /inflammed area for 4 days

3. Burn dried herb or mix (before burning) with Inula viscosa or Rosmarinus officinalis ( gives better results ); allow
smoke to flow over painful area. Inhaling smoke improves & quickens healing

4 Prepare infusion of leaves & seeds & drink

seed
Nervous system Headache Analgesic

1. Roast seeds (in some preperations 1 year after harvesting) & leaves in fire & inhale smoke

2.Prepare an Infusion of leaves & seeds in water & drink

3 For severe pain (migraine) boil dried seeds in mixture of water + olive oil & spread on head

1. Roast seeds (in some preperations 1 year after harvesting) & leaves in fire & inhale smoke

2.Prepare an Infusion of leaves & seeds in water & drink

3 For severe pain (migraine) boil dried seeds in mixture of water + olive oil & spread on head

leaf, seed
Ophthalmology Eye inflammation Anti-inflammatory

1.Seeds are used 1 yr after harvesting ( Preparation/ Admin. not specified)

1.Seeds are used 1 yr after harvesting ( Preparation/ Admin. not specified)

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Ophthalmology Strengthen weak vision Unspecified

Grate seeds, mix with olive oil & apply to eyes

Grate seeds, mix with olive oil & apply to eyes

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Other use Against evil eye Unspecified

1.Roast seeds in fire. Listen to the sound of the seeds exploding 2. Inhale smoke of roasted seeds

1.Roast seeds in fire. Listen to the sound of the seeds exploding 2. Inhale smoke of roasted seeds

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Respiratory Asthma (expels mucous) Bronchodilator, Expectorant

1. Use seeds 1 year after harvesting; mix with honey or honey + saffron & eat

2. Crush dried seedsinto fine powder, mix with egg yolk, heat over fire & eat

1. Use seeds 1 year after harvesting; mix with honey or honey + saffron & eat

2. Crush dried seedsinto fine powder, mix with egg yolk, heat over fire & eat

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Wound Healing Lesions/ wound healing Vulnerary

Grind seeds (1 year after harvesting), mix with onion + honey & spread over lesion. (Similar to removing pus from a wound)

Grind seeds (1 year after harvesting), mix with onion + honey & spread over lesion. (Similar to removing pus from a wound)

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