Malva aegyptia

Malva aegyptia L.

Malvaceae

  • Egyptian Mallow
  • خبيزة
  • khubbeiza
  • חֶלְמִית מִצְרִית
  • khelmit mitzrit

Annual

  • Nutrient-rich soils
  • ruderal
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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Malva aegyptia L.

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

Parts Used

Source
Ear, Nose, Throat (ENT)

Throat inflammation

Anti-Infective, Demulcent

Decoct plant in water & gargle.

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Respiratory

Cold, runny nose

Anti-Infective, Anti-catarrhal

Decoct plant & drink 1 cup x4/day.

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Respiratory

Cough & asthma

Anti-asthmatic, Anti-tussive

Decoct plant in water & drink x3 cups/day.

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Other Uses

Malva aegyptia L.

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

Source
Culinary

Popular food

Nutritive

Cook plant in water + olive oil + salt+ onion + lemon & eat hot.

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Malva genus has some species which can concentrate high nitrate levels in leaves if growning on nitrogen rich soils .