Micromeria myrtifolia

Micromeria myrtifolia Boiss. & Hohen.

Lamiaceae (Labiatae)

  • زوفا أصلية
  • zufa asliyeh
  • זוּטָה צְפוּפָה
  • zuta tzefufa

Chamaephyte

  •  Hard rock outcrops

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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Micromeria myrtifolia Boiss. & Hohen.

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

Parts Used

Source
Cardiovascular

Heart weakness

Cardiac

Cook plant + na'na barri" (Mentha sp.) & drink.

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Ear, Nose, Throat (ENT)

Throat inflammation

Anti-Infective, Demulcent

Cook plant in water + "duqet 'adas" (Micromeria serpyllifolia ?) (See NOTES ) & drink.

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Gastrointestinal

Abdominal pain

Carminative

1. Cook plant in water + duqet 'adas (Micromeria fruticosa?)(See NOTES) & drink.
2. Decoct plant in water, cool, + 6 drops of "ruh el-na'na" (alcoholic tincture of Mentha sp.) & drink.

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Gastrointestinal

Digestive tract inflammation & abdominal pain

Anti-inflammatory, Carminative, Demulcent

Decoct plant in water & drink as tea.

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Pain Relief

Chest pain

Analgesic

Cook plant in water + "duqet 'adas" (Micromeria serpyllifolia?), (See NOTES) & drink.

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Respiratory

Cough/ asthma

Anti-asthmatic, Anti-tussive

Decoct plant & drink as tea.

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Respiratory

Pneumonia

Anti-Infective

Decoct plant & drink as tea.

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In several recipes for this plant there is addition of "duqet 'adas" which Z adds in parenthesis is Micromeria serpyllifolia (a synonym of Micromeria fruticosa). However Hebrew & Arabic names for the Micromeria genus are "zuta " or "zufa" . Therfore its unclear what this additional ingredient is.