Astragalus macrocarpus

Astragalus macrocarpus DC.

Leguminosae (Fabaceae)

  • Milk-vetch (genus)
  • بيض أبو شلعب
  • خوسيوى
  • beid abu-shal'ab
  • khoseiweh
  • קֶדֶד גְּדוֹל-פְּרִי
  • qeded gedol-pri

Hemicryptophyte

  • Batha
  • Phrygana
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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Astragalus macrocarpus DC.

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

Parts Used

Source
Endocrine/ Metabolic

Diabetes

Hypoglycemic

Decoct fresh fruit in water, cool, strain & drink x3 tablespoons/day for 2 mth.

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Gastrointestinal

Biliary stones

Anti-lithic

Decoct fresh fruit in water, cool, strain & drink all day instead of water.

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Kidney & Urinary Tract

Disintegrates & expels kidney /urinary tract stones; reported as best method

Anti-lithic

1. Decoct fresh/ crushed fruit in water, cool, strain & drink x3/day.
2. Eat fresh fruit.

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Kidney & Urinary Tract

Diuretic

Diuretic

1. Decoct fresh/ crushed fruit in water, cool, strain & drink x3/day.
2. Eat fresh fruit.

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Kidney & Urinary Tract

Urinary obstruction & kidney stone

Anti-lithic, Deobstruent

Cook fruit in water & drink.

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Plants in Astragalus genus may contain toxic indolizidine alkaloids (swainsonine) & accumulate selenium which can be toxic to livestock In humans they may cause hypertension, palpitations, insommnia & overstimulation.