Achillea fragrantissima

Achillea fragrantissima (Forssk.) Sch. Bip.

Asteraceae (Compositae)

  • Santolina fragrantissima Forssk.
  • Yarrow (genus)
  • بسوم
  • قيصوم
  • قيصوم جبلي
  • قيصون
  • bissum
  • qaisum
  • qaisum jabali
  • qaisun
  • אָכִילֵאָה רֵיחָנִית
  • akhile'a reikhanit

Hemicryptophyte

  • Shrub-steppes
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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Achillea fragrantissima (Forssk.) Sch. Bip.

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

Parts Used

Source
Dermatological

Hair loss

Hair restorer

Prepare infusion of aerial parts + rue (Ruta chalapensis) + aloe (Aloe vera) & apply to hair.

Aerial partsB
Dermatological

Skin inflammation

Anti-inflammatory

Grind aerial parts & apply to skin.

Aerial partsB
Dermatological

Skin problems

Non-specific

Prepare infusion of aerial parts & apply to skin.

Aerial partsB
Endocrine/Metabolic

High cholesterol

Hypocholesterolemic

Mix 1 teaspoon ground leaves + 1 teaspoon ground black cumin + honey & eat 1 teaspoon x1/day before breakfast.

LeafB
Gastrointestinal

Abdominal pain

Carminative

Decoct leaves /stems + equal amount wormwood (Artemisia sieberi) in 2 cups boiling water & drink x1 cup as needed.

Leaf, StemB
Gastrointestinal

Diarrhea

Anti-Infective, Anti-diarrheal

1.Soak leaves & stems in hot water, filter & drink x1 cup as needed. (B)
2. Decoct aerial parts & drink x3/day. (Z)

Aerial parts, Leaf, StemB, Z
Gastrointestinal

Digestive tract inflammation

Anti-inflammatory, Demulcent

Decoct aerial parts & drink x3/day.

Aerial partsZ
Gastrointestinal

Dysentery

Anti-Infective, Anti-diarrheal

Decoct aerial parts & drink x3/day.

Aerial partsZ
Gastrointestinal

Food poisoning

Anti-Infective

Soak leaves in boiling water for 10-15 min & drink 1 cup x1/day before breakfast.

LeafB
Gastrointestinal

Gastric & intestinal gas

Carminative

Decoct plant & drink x3/day.

Aerial partsZ

Other Uses

Achillea fragrantissima (Forssk.) Sch. Bip.

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

Source
Veterinary

Bleeding wound in livestock

Haemostatic

Prepare infusion of leaves & stems & add to animal fodder x2/day.

Leaf, StemB
Veterinary

Constipation in donkeys & horses

Laxative

1. Prepare infusion of aerial parts & add to animal fodder x2 /day.
2. Crush fruits & add to animal fodder.

Aerial parts FruitB
Veterinary

Gumboro (chicken disease). (See NOTES)

Anti-Infective

Prepare infusion of plant & add to animal fodder x2/day.

Aerial partsB

The authors of the Flora Palaestina Ethnobotany (FPE) web site do not take responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of the plants described here. Always seek advice from a health professional before using a plant medicinally or for other purposes

Gumboro or Infectious Bursal Disease (IBD) is a highly contagious viral disease of young chickens.

Achille fragrantissima contains estragole & thujone in essential oil contraindicated in pregnancy & lactation. Sesquiterpene lactones asociateded with hypersensitivity & allergic dermatosis.