Corchorus olitorius

Corchorus olitorius L.

Malvaceae

  • Jews Mallow
  • Nalta Jute
  • ملوخية
  • mulukhiya
  • מַלּוּכְיָה נֶאֱכֶלֶת
  • malukhya ne'ekhelet

Annual

  • Cultivated areas (weeds)
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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Corchorus olitorius L.

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

Parts Used

Source
Ageing

Strengthen memory

Nootropic

Cook leaves & eat x1/week.

LeafB
Gastrointestinal

Clean gall bladder & liver

Cholagogue, Depurative, Hepatic

Mix leaves & seeds + barley. (Admin. not specified.)

Leaf, SeedZ
Gastrointestinal

Constipation

Laxative

1. Cook leaves & eat x1/week. (B)
2. Decoct leaves & seeds in water, cool, filter & drink 1 cup x 3/day. (Z)

Leaf, SeedB, Z
General

Fever

Anti-pyretic

Use leaves & seeds(Preparation/ Admin. not specified.)

Leaf, SeedZ
Haematology

Clean blood

Blood purifier

Use leaves & seeds.(Preparation/ Admin. not specified.)

Leaf, SeedZ
Haematology

Increase iron in blood

Anti-anaemic

Cook leaves & eat x1/ week.

LeafB
Nervous System

Headache & eye pain

Analgesic

Use leaves & seeds (Preparation/ Admin. not specified.)

Leaf, SeedZ

Other Uses

Corchorus olitorius L.

System/StateComplaint / Use Activity / Interpretation Preparation and Administration
Parts Used

Source
Culinary

Common food

Nutritive

Cook leaves in water + salt + lemon + meat & eat hot.

LeafZ

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Corchorus olitorius contains cardiac glucosides which can cause side effects including dizziness, fatigue, headache, anxiety, gastrointestinal upset, change in taste & blurred vision. Severe side effects include seizures, coma, heart block, atrial & ventricular arrhythmias & sudden cardiac death.