Alcea acaulis

Alcea acaulis (Cav.) Alef.

Malvaceae

  • Althaea acaulis  Cav.
  • Stemless Hollyhock
  • خبازى برية
  • خبز العذرا
  • ختمة
  • خطمية زاحفة
  • ورد الجمال
  • khatma
  • khatmiyya zahifa
  • khubbeza barriya
  • khubz el-'adra
  • ward al-jimal
  • חָטְמִית עֵין-הַפָּרָה
  • khotmit 'ein-ha-para

Chamaephyte

  • Batha
  • Phrygana
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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Alcea acaulis (Cav.) Alef.

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

Parts Used

Source
Kidney & Urinary Tract

Kidney stones

Anti-lithic

Prepare a vaginal plug of aerial parts +honey. (Admin.not specified).

Aerial partsZ
Pain Relief

Chest pain

Analgesic

Decoct flowers, filter & drink x3 cups/day.

FlowerB
Respiratory

Common cold

Anti-Infective

Decoct flowers, filter & drink x3 cups/day.

FlowerB
Respiratory

Cough & runny nose

Anti-Infective, Anti-catarrhal, Anti-tussive

Cook + "babunej" (Matricaria chamomilla) in water & drink.

Aerial partsZ
Women`s Health

Inflammation of female reproductive organs

Anti-inflammatory

Prepare vaginal plug of aerial parts +honey. (Admin.not specified).

Aerial partsZ
Women`s Health/ Sexuality

Increase female sexual drive

Aphrodisiac

Prepare vaginal plug with aerial parts + "yansun" (Pimpinella anisum) fruit + Cuminum fruit + "bu'eithran" (unclear; ? Arttemesia judaica, ?Teucrium polium) (See NOTES) + honey (Admin. not specified.)

Aerial partsZ

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

In the recipe for increasing female sexual drive, Z notes that one of the ingredients "bu'eithran" is Teucrium polium (synonym of Teucrium capitum). However this is not the common Arabic name for this species which is known as "jada". The Arabic name for Artemesia judaica however is "b'eithran"

Alcea genus contains species that may lower blood sugar levels. Therefore caution in diabetic patients.