Centaurea cyanoides

Centaurea cyanoides Berggren & Wahlenb

Asteraceae (Compositae)

  • Syrian Cornflower-thistle
  • شبة
  • قنطريون عنبري
  • qantaryun 'anbari
  • shabbeh
  • דַּרְדַּר כָּחֹל
  • dardar kakhol

Annual

  • Batha
  • Phrygana

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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Centaurea cyanoides Berggren & Wahlenb

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

Parts Used

Source
Dermatological

Boils

Anti-Infective

Grind dried leaves to fine particles, mix + honey & apply to affected area x3/day until healed.

LeafB
Dermatological

Warts

Anti-Infective

Grind leaves, mix + water & apply to warts x2/day until healed.

LeafB
Endocrine/ Metabolic

Diabetes

Hypoglycemic

Eat 1-3 raw stems/day

StemB
Gastrointestinal

Abdominal pain

Carminative

1. Decoct aerial parts & drink 1 cup x2/day.
2. Boil flowers + chamomile for 5 min, filter & drink 1 cup x2/day until healed.

Aerial parts, FlowerB
Gastrointestinal

Diarrhea

Anti-Infective, Anti-diarrheal

Decoct leaves & drink x1 cup every morning until well.

LeafB
Gastrointestinal

Improve appetite

Stomachic

Eat raw leaves & stems x1/day.

Leaf, StemB
Gastrointestinal

Stomach acidity

Antacid

Eat raw leaves & stems x1/day.

Leaf, StemB
Kidney & Urinary Tract

Urinary tract infection

Anti-Infective

Decoct aerial parts, filter & drink 1 cup x2/day for 1 week.

Aerial partsB
Respiratory

Asthma

Anti-asthmatic

Decoct leaves & drink x1 cup mornings until well.

LeafB
Wound healing

Bleeding wound

Haemostatic

Extract juice from stem & apply to wound to stop bleeding.

StemB

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Centaurea cyanoides contains indole alkaloids which can be toxic. May cause allergic reaction in people sensitive to Asteraceae family.