Arum palaestinum

Arum palaestinum Boiss.

Araceae

  • Palestine Arum
  • سلقلق
  • لوف فلسطيني
  • luf falastini
  • salaqlaq
  • לוּף אֶרֶץ-יִשְׂרְאֵלִי
  • luf eretz-isre'eli

Geophyte

  • Batha
  • Phrygana
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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Arum palaestinum Boiss.

System/StateTraditional
Complaint/Use
Activity / Interpretation Traditional
Preparation/Administration

Parts Used

Source
Cancer

Cancer

Anti-carcinogenic

1. Decoct leaves & drink x1 cup/day in morning until recovery.
2. Cook leaves + tomato +onions + olive oil + wheat flour & eat x1-2/ week until recovery.
3. Dry leaves, insert into capsules & take x3-4 capsules/day before breakfast.

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Endocrine/ Metabolic

Diabetes

Hypoglycemic

1. Decoct leaves & drink 1 cup x2/day until recovery.
2. Cook leaves + olive oil & eat as needed.

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Gastrointestinal

Food poisoning

Anti-Infective

Boil 50 gm leaves in 1L of water & drink 1 cup x3/day.

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Gastrointestinal

Gallstones

Anti-lithic

Decoct leaves & drink 1 cup x2/day until recovery.

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Gastrointestinal

Stomach acidity

Antacid

Cook leaves + olive oil & eat as needed.

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Surgical/ Trauma

Bleeding

Haemostatic

Cook leaves + dough + tomato paste & eat 1 bowl to stop bleeding.

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Arum genus has some species containing calcium oxalte needles (raphides) causing an extremely unpleasant sensation in the mouth & tongue especially if eaten uncooked. Also contains glycosidic saponins & cyanide.