Smilax aspera L.

Smilax aspera L.

Geophytes, Phanerophyte shrub

  • Humid habitats
  • Smilacaceae
  • Common smilax
  • Rough bindweed
  • קִיסוֹסִית קוֹצָנִית
  • qisusit qotzanit
  • عليق
  • xulleiq
Medicinal uses

Complaints treated by Smilax aspera L.

System/State Complaint / Use Actions Preparation and Administration Parts Used Source
Cancer Cancer Anti-cancer

Decoct roots & stems in water & drink without sugar

Decoct roots & stems in water & drink without sugar

Stem, root
Dermatology Skin diseases (of scalp) with dandruff / hair loss Unspecified

Crush burned dried leaves into fine powder, mix + sesame oil; after shaving, washing & drying scalp apply as a salv x 2/day for 1mth or longer

Crush burned dried leaves into fine powder, mix + sesame oil; after shaving, washing & drying scalp apply as a salv x 2/day for 1mth or longer

leaf
Gastrointestinal Digestive tract diseases (unspecified which) Unspecified

Prepare infusion of rhizome & drink

Prepare infusion of rhizome & drink

Rhizome
Haematology Weakness / Anaemia (lack of blood in body) Nutritive

Decoct leaves in water & drink half cup x 3 /day

Decoct leaves in water & drink half cup x 3 /day

leaf
Musculoskeletal/ Joints Rheumatic pain muscle /joints Analgesic, Anti-arthritic, Anti-inflammatory

Apply drops of juice from fresh stem to skin; causing a cold burn which is healing

Apply drops of juice from fresh stem to skin; causing a cold burn which is healing

Stem
Nervous system Nervous irritability Anxiolytic, Nervine

Prepare infusion of rhizome in water & drink

Prepare infusion of rhizome in water & drink

Rhizome
Wound Healing Wounds/ external lesions Vulnerary

Dry & grind rhizome into powder & apply to lesion

Dry & grind rhizome into powder & apply to lesion

Rhizome