Calicotome villosa

Calicotome villosa (Poir.) Link

Leguminosae (Fabaceae)

  • Calycotome villosa (Poir.) Link
  • Spiny Broom
  • Thorny Broom
  • قنديل
  • قوندول
  • qundel
  • qundol
  • קִדָּה שְׂעִירָה
  • qida se'ira

Phanerophyte shrub

  • Batha
  • Mediterranean maquis and forest
  • Phrygana
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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Calicotome villosa (Poir.) Link

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

Parts Used

Source
Dermatological

Warts/ blisters ( "Yabalot" in Hebrew according to Z)

Anti-Infective

Prick wart a few times with thorns & it will disappear.

Thorns (spines)Z
Endocrine/ Metabolic

Diabetes

Hypoglycemic

Decoct stems & drink x1 cup/day.

StemB
Gastrointestinal

Inflammation of stomach & intestines

Anti-inflammatory, Demulcent

Decoct flowers & fruits in water, cool, filter & drink x3 cups/day.

Flower, FruitZ
Men`s Health/ Sexuality

Increase virility

Aphrodisiac

Decoct flowers & fruits in water, cool, filter & drink x 4 cups /day.

Flower, FruitZ
Musculoskeletal/ Joints

Joint inflammation & rheumatic pain

Analgesic, Anti-arthritic, Anti-inflammatory

Decoct flowers & fruits in water, cool, filter & use externally x2/day.

Flower, FruitZ
Women`s Health

Prevent abortion

Anti-abortive

Decoct flowers & fruits in water, cool, filter & drink x1 cup/day throughout pregnancy.

Flower, FruitZ

Other Uses

Calicotome villosa (Poir.) Link

System/StateComplaint / Use Activity / Interpretation Preparation and Administration
Parts Used

Source
Industrial

Prepare yellow dye

Dye

Decoct flowers in water & use as dye.

FlowerZ

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