Cistanche tubulosa

Cistanche tubulosa (Schenk) Wight

Orobanchaceae

  • Desert Broomrape
  • ذنون
  • هالوك
  • haluk
  • zanoun
  • יַחְנוּק הַמִּדְבָּר
  • yakhnuq ha-midbar

 Parasite

  • Desert

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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Cistanche tubulosa (Schenk) Wight

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

Parts Used

Source
Kidney & Urinary Tract

Kidney stones

Anti-lithic

Decoct aerial parts & drink x1 cup/day.

Aerial partsB
Mental Health

Nervousness

Anxiolytic

Decoct aerial parts & drink x1 cup/day.

Aerial partsB
Musculoskeletal/ Joints

Rheumatism

Analgesic, Anti-arthritic, Anti-inflammatory

Decoct aerial parts & drink x1 cup/day.

Aerial partsB
Wound Healing

Wound

Vulnerary

Prepare aerial parts as poultice & apply to wound.

Aerial partsB

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Cistanche genus has some species containing phenylethanoid glycosides that have neuropharmacological effects. Side effects include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, dizziness.