Anagallis arvensis

Anagallis arvensis L.


  • Poor-man's weatherglass
  • Red Chickweed
  • Red Pimpernel
  • Scarlet Pimpernel
  • Shepherd's Weatherglass
  • Shepherd's clock
  • عين الجمل
  • لبين
  • `ain el-jamal
  • lubbein
  • מַרְגָּנִית הַשָּׂדֶה
  • marganit ha-sade


  • Batha
  • Phrygana
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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Anagallis arvensis L.

Activity / Interpretation Traditional

Parts Used


Alopecia (hair loss from some or all areas of body)

Hair restorer

Prepare infusion of whole plant (?+ root) & apply to affected skin.

Whole plant (? aerial parts + root)B

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Anagallis arvensis contains saponins & cucurbitacines which may cause gastrointestinal problems & nephrosis. Aromatic oil orally can cause headache & nausea.