Thymbra capitata (L.) Cav.

Thymbra capitata (L.) Cav.

Annual

  • Batha
  • Phrygana
  • Coridothymus capitatus (L.) Reichnb.
  • Lamiaceae
  • Conehead Thyme
  • Headed Savory
  • Israeli thyme Mediterranean Thyme
  • קוֹרָנִית מְקֻרְקֶפֶת
  • qoranit mequrqefet
  • زحيف
  • زعتر
  • زعتر فارسي
  • za'tar
  • za'tar farisi
  • zuheif
Medicinal uses

Complaints treated by Thymbra capitata (L.) Cav.

System/State Complaint / Use Actions Preparation and Administration Parts Used Source
Cardiovascular Heart disease /chest pain Analgesic, Cardiac

1. Boil whole plant in water, cool, filter & drink hot + sugar

2. Drink watery extract of plant

3. Burn aerial parts & inhale smoke

1. Boil whole plant in water, cool, filter & drink hot + sugar

2. Drink watery extract of plant

3. Burn aerial parts & inhale smoke

Whole plant
Cardiovascular Heart disease /chest pain Analgesic, Cardiac

Boil plant in water; cool; filter; drink hot with sugar

Boil plant in water; cool; filter; drink hot with sugar

Whole plant
Cardiovascular High blood pressure Hypotensive

Cook aerial parts in water & drink

Cook aerial parts in water & drink

Drugs/Toxins Scorpion sting Anti-venom

Apply crushed powdered leaves to affected area

Apply crushed powdered leaves to affected area

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Ear, Nose, Throat (ENT) Earache Analgesic

Prepare watery extract of aerial parts + salt + lemon & apply as ear drops

Prepare watery extract of aerial parts + salt + lemon & apply as ear drops

Ear, Nose, Throat (ENT) Tonsils swollen Anti-infective

Prepare extract of ariel parts & gargle

Prepare extract of ariel parts & gargle

Ear, Nose, Throat (ENT) Tonsils swollen Anti-infective

Gargle with extract made of overground parts

Gargle with extract made of overground parts

Endocrine Disease in which one drinks much water (diabetes ?) Unspecified

Cook crushed aerial parts
in water & drink

Cook crushed aerial parts
in water & drink

Gastrointestinal Abdominal ascites Unspecified

Boil plant in water, cool, filter;& drink for 40 days instead of water. Eat bread & other foods without salt.

Boil plant in water, cool, filter;& drink for 40 days instead of water. Eat bread & other foods without salt.

Whole plant
Gastrointestinal Abdominal pain Carminative

1. Crush aerial parts , cook in water & drink

2. Mix aerial parts + Pimpinella seeds (yansun)+ cumin (camun)+ Lepidium seeds (bazr el-rashd)+ Satureja thymbra (za'atar parsi)+ sugar; drink x1 teaspoon /day before meal

1. Crush aerial parts , cook in water & drink

2. Mix aerial parts + Pimpinella seeds (yansun)+ cumin (camun)+ Lepidium seeds (bazr el-rashd)+ Satureja thymbra (za'atar parsi)+ sugar; drink x1 teaspoon /day before meal

Gastrointestinal Diarrhea / Dysentery Anti-diarrheal, Anti-infective

For Diarrhea 1. Prepare extract of aerial parts, mix with Artemisia sieberi & drink

2. Grind aerial parts + hard boiled egg including shell & spread on forehead For Dysentery Mix aerial parts + Pimpinella seeds (yansun),+Cumin (kamun),+Lepidium seeds (bazr el-rashd)+, Satureja thymbra (za'atar parsi) + sugar; eat x1 small spoon /day before meal

For Diarrhea 1. Prepare extract of aerial parts, mix with Artemisia sieberi & drink

2. Grind aerial parts + hard boiled egg including shell & spread on forehead For Dysentery Mix aerial parts + Pimpinella seeds (yansun),+Cumin (kamun),+Lepidium seeds (bazr el-rashd)+, Satureja thymbra (za'atar parsi) + sugar; eat x1 small spoon /day before meal

Gastrointestinal Dysentery Anti-diarrheal

Mix aerial parts + Pimpinella seeds (yansun),+Cumin (kamun),+Lepidium seeds (bazr el-rashd)+, Satureja thymbra (za'atar parsi) + sugar; eat x1 small spoon /day before meal

Mix aerial parts + Pimpinella seeds (yansun),+Cumin (kamun),+Lepidium seeds (bazr el-rashd)+, Satureja thymbra (za'atar parsi) + sugar; eat x1 small spoon /day before meal

Gastrointestinal Regulate intestinal activity Stomachic

Use non-woody upper parts (leaves); (Preparation not specified )

Use non-woody upper parts (leaves); (Preparation not specified )

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Gastrointestinal Stomach pain/ swelling/ gas Stomachic

Decoct upper parts of plant (Admin. not specified)

Decoct upper parts of plant (Admin. not specified)

Gastrointestinal Stomach pain/ swelling/ gas Carminative

Decoct aerial parts of plant in water, cool, filter & drink x3 cups/day

Decoct aerial parts of plant in water, cool, filter & drink x3 cups/day

Gastrointestinal Swelling & gas in digestive system Carminative

Boil plant in water; cool; filter; drink x3 cups/day

Boil plant in water; cool; filter; drink x3 cups/day

Whole plant
Gastrointestinal Vomiting Anti-emetic

1. Crush aerial parts & smell

1. Crush aerial parts & smell

General Diuretic Unspecified

Use leaves (Preparation /Admin. not specified)

Use leaves (Preparation /Admin. not specified)

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General Internal inflammation Anti-inflammatory

Decoct whole plant in water, cool, filter & drink x3 cups/day

Decoct whole plant in water, cool, filter & drink x3 cups/day

Whole plant
General Oedema Unspecified

Boil whole plant in water, cool, filter & drink for 40 days instead of water. Eat bread & other food without salt

Boil whole plant in water, cool, filter & drink for 40 days instead of water. Eat bread & other food without salt

Haematology Prevents blood coagulation Unspecified

Mix leaves + Zizyphus (einab); (Admin. not specified)

Mix leaves + Zizyphus (einab); (Admin. not specified)

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Infections Tuberculosis Ant-infective

1. Mix aerial parts +Pimpinella seeds (yansun)+ Cumin (camun)+ Lepidium seeds (bazr-el-rashd)+ za'atar parsi (Origanum sp. + sugar & eat x1 teaspoon/day before meal

2. Boil whole plant in water, cool, filter & drink instead of water

1. Mix aerial parts +Pimpinella seeds (yansun)+ Cumin (camun)+ Lepidium seeds (bazr-el-rashd)+ za'atar parsi (Origanum sp. + sugar & eat x1 teaspoon/day before meal

2. Boil whole plant in water, cool, filter & drink instead of water

Infections Worms Anti-parasitic, Vermifuge

1. Mix non-woodyaerial parts with pumpkin seeds (Cucurbita maxima) & eat

2. Prepare extract of aerial parts, mix with Artemisia sieberi & drink

1. Mix non-woodyaerial parts with pumpkin seeds (Cucurbita maxima) & eat

2. Prepare extract of aerial parts, mix with Artemisia sieberi & drink

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Kidney & Urinary Tract Diuretic Diuretic

Use leaves (Preparation/ admin. not specified)

Use leaves (Preparation/ admin. not specified)

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Mental Health Tranquilizer & black bile depression Anti-depressant

Use leaves (Preparation/ admin. not specified)

Use leaves (Preparation/ admin. not specified)

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Mental Health Tranquilizer & black bile depression Anti-depressant, Sedative

Use non-woody upper parts (leaves); (preparation not described); drink

Use non-woody upper parts (leaves); (preparation not described); drink

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Musculoskeletal/ Joints Back/muscle pain Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory

Decoct whole plant in water, cool, filter, add to hot bath & massage painful areas

Decoct whole plant in water, cool, filter, add to hot bath & massage painful areas

Whole plant
Musculoskeletal/ Joints Bone fractures incorrectly healed Vulnerary

Cook aerial parts + young branches/ leaves of Ceratonia siliqua (kharub)+ branches of Laurus nobilis (el-Jar)+, Olea (Olive) + Pistacia lentiscus (saris)+Salvia fruticosa (maryameyeh ). Hold broken limb over steam for few min. After removing bone can be [re]broken with light tap

Cook aerial parts + young branches/ leaves of Ceratonia siliqua (kharub)+ branches of Laurus nobilis (el-Jar)+, Olea (Olive) + Pistacia lentiscus (saris)+Salvia fruticosa (maryameyeh ). Hold broken limb over steam for few min. After removing bone can be [re]broken with light tap

Musculoskeletal/ Joints Rheumatism Anti-arthritic, Anti-inflammatory

1. Cook crushed aerial parts in water & drink

2. Boil whole plant in water; cool, filter & add to hot bath; massage painful area

1. Cook crushed aerial parts in water & drink

2. Boil whole plant in water; cool, filter & add to hot bath; massage painful area

Oral health Teeth rinse Anti-septic

Prepare extract of aerial parts, add vinegar & gargle

Prepare extract of aerial parts, add vinegar & gargle

Oral health Toothache Analgesic

1. Suck leaves

2. Chew upper parts (shoots)

3. Boil whole plant in water, cool, filter & gargle x3/day, as necessary

1. Suck leaves

2. Chew upper parts (shoots)

3. Boil whole plant in water, cool, filter & gargle x3/day, as necessary

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Respiratory Cough Anti-tussive

1. Drink water extract of whole plant
2. Use non-woody upper parts (leaves); administration not described
3. Burn overground parts; inhale smoke
4. Boil whole plant in water; cool; filter; drink hot with sugar 3 x/day

1. Drink water extract of whole plant
2. Use non-woody upper parts (leaves); administration not described
3. Burn overground parts; inhale smoke
4. Boil whole plant in water; cool; filter; drink hot with sugar 3 x/day

Whole plant
Respiratory Cough/ Cold/ Influenza Anti-catarrhal, Anti-infective

1. Use leaves; Preparation/ admin. not specified

2. Grind aerial parts, mix with oil & apply to various parts of body. Patient must lie in bed. (Causes fever to rise)

3. Mix aerial parts + Fliyu (Mentha pulegium)+ Fijan (Ruta sp,) + Qarfa (Cinnamomum) & inhale mixture

4. Boil plant in water, cool, filter & drink hot + sugar x3 /day

1. Use leaves; Preparation/ admin. not specified

2. Grind aerial parts, mix with oil & apply to various parts of body. Patient must lie in bed. (Causes fever to rise)

3. Mix aerial parts + Fliyu (Mentha pulegium)+ Fijan (Ruta sp,) + Qarfa (Cinnamomum) & inhale mixture

4. Boil plant in water, cool, filter & drink hot + sugar x3 /day

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Respiratory Expectorant Expectorant

Boil plant in water, cool; filter; drink hot with sugar 3 x/day

Boil plant in water, cool; filter; drink hot with sugar 3 x/day

Whole plant
Respiratory Regulates respiration Unspecified

Use leaves; (Preparation/ Admin. not specified)

Use leaves; (Preparation/ Admin. not specified)

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Respiratory Strengthen lungs Alterative

Mix non-woody upper parts with honey (mel) or sugar (Admin. not specified)

Mix non-woody upper parts with honey (mel) or sugar (Admin. not specified)

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Womens Health Uterine pain/ inflammation Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory

Boil leaves in water, filter & use vaginally as douche

Boil leaves in water, filter & use vaginally as douche

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Wound Healing Burns Vulnerary

Sprinkle crushed powdered leaves over affected area

Sprinkle crushed powdered leaves over affected area

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