Alkanna orientalis

Alkanna orientalis (L.) Boiss.

Boraginaceae

  • Chinese Alkanet
  • Oriental Alkanet
  • حنائية
  • هواء جوي الشرق
  • hawa' jawi el-sharq
  • hinna'ya
  • אַלְקַנָּה מִזְרָחִית
  • alkana mizrakhit

Chamaephyte

  • Shrub-steppes
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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Alkanna orientalis (L.) Boiss.

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

Parts Used

Source
Wound Healing

Burn

Vulnerary

Boil aerial parts + olive oil + soap + bee`s wax & apply to burn.

Aerial partsB

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Alkanna genus has species that may contain pyrrolizidine alkaloids in roots & should be avoided in pregnancy. May cause acute liver failure, cirrhosis, pneumonitis, pulmonary hypertension & heart failure.