Atriplex halimus

Atriplex halimus L.

Amaranthaceae

  • Mediterranean Saltbush
  • Saltbush
  • Sea Orache
  • Shrubby Orache
  • رغل
  • قطف
  • ملاح
  • mullah
  • qataf
  • rughl
  • מַלּוּחַ קִפֵּחַ
  • maluakh qipeakh

Phanerophyte shrub

  • Salty habitats
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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Atriplex halimus L.

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

Parts Used

Source
Cardiovascular

Cardiac problems (not specified)

Cardiac

Decoct leaves & drink x� cup/day until healed.

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Gastrointestinal

Gastritis/ Flatulence

Carminative, Demulcent

Decoct ground roots & drink x1 cup/day for 2 weeks.

RootB
Musculoskeletal/ Joints

Arthritis

Analgesic, Anti-arthritic, Anti-inflammatory

Decoct leaves & immerse affected part (in a bath) for 1 hr.

LeafB
Pain Relief

Chest pain

Analgesic

Grind leaves & apply as a dressing to chest.

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Respiratory

Cough

Anti-tussive

Grind leaves & apply as a dressing to chest.

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Atriplex halimus leaves contain oxalates which can which can cause kidney & bile stones & interfere with absorption of calcium. Plant may also accumulate nitrates which can be hazardous for livestock.