Asparagus aphyllus

Asparagus aphyllus L.

Asparagaceae

  • Mediterranean Asparagus
  • Prickly Asparagus
  • عجرم
  • هليون
  • `ajram
  • halayun
  • אַסְפָּרַג הַחֹרֶשׁ
  • asparag ha-khoresh

Geophyte, climber

  • Mediterranean maquis and forest
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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Asparagus aphyllus L.

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

Parts Used

Source
Cardiovascular

Chest & heart pain

Analgesic, Cardiac

Decoct plant in water & drink x1 tablespoon as needed.

Aerial partsZ
Ear, Nose, Throat (ENT)

Throat inflammation & hoarseness

Anti-Infective, Demulcent

Decoct plant in water & drink 1 small teaspoon x3/day.

Aerial partsZ
Endocrine/ Metabolic

Diabetes

Hypoglycemic

Decoct root. (Admin. not specified.)

RootZ
Gastrointestinal

Bloated colon

Carminative

Cook root in water, dissolve 1 spoon sodium sulphate in 1 cup & drink.

RootZ
Gastrointestinal

Gas

Carminative

Mix ground seeds + powdered ginger (Zingiber) + "yansun" (Pimpinella anisum) + "harmal" (Peganum harmala) + honey & eat x1 teaspoon mornings.

SeedZ
General

Ascites

Anti-hydropic

Decoct root.(Admin. not specified).

RootZ
Kidney & Urinary Tract

Disintigrate/ expel kidney stones & sand

Anti-lithic

1. Decoct or cook root in water & drink.
2. Cook root in water, strain, add + ground coffee + lemon juice & drink daily before breakfast.

RootZ
Kidney & Urinary Tract

Diuretic

Diuretic

Decoct root. (Admin. not specified.)

RootZ
Kidney & Urinary Tract

Urinary retention

Deobstruent

Decoct aerial parts & drink 1 cup x3/day for 3 days.

Aerial partsB
Kidney & Urinary Tract

Urinary tract infection

Anti-Infective

Cook aerial parts + olive oil + onions & eat x2/day.

Aerial partsB
Musculoskeletal/ Joints

Rheumatism

Analgesic, Anti-arthritic, Anti-inflammatory

Cook plant in water & stand over steam while protected from the cold.

Aerial partsZ
Respiratory

Cold & runny nose

Anti-Infective, Anti-catarrhal

Decoct plant in water & drink 1 cup x3/day.

Aerial partsZ
Respiratory

Cough

Anti-tussive

Decoct plant in water & drink 1 tablespoon x3/day.

Aerial partsZ

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