Calystegia sepium

Calystegia sepium (L.) R. Br.


  • Convolvulus sepium L
  • Bearbind
  • Greater Bindweed
  • Hedge Bindweed
  • Hedge Convolvulus
  • Hooded Bindweed
  • Large Bindweed
  • الشاب الظريف
  • فنجان القاضي
  • لبلاب السياجات
  • el-shabb el-tharif
  • finjan el-qadi
  • lablab el-siyajat
  • חֲבַלְבַּלַּן הַמְּשׂוּכוֹת
  • khavalbalan ha-mesukhot

Hemicryptophyte, Climber

  • Humid habitats
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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Calystegia sepium (L.) R. Br.

Activity / Interpretation Traditional

Parts Used


Heart & chest pain

Analgesic, Cardiac

Decoct plant in water, cool, filter & drink x3 teaspoons/ day.

Aerial partsZ

Digestive tract inflammation

Anti-inflammatory, Demulcent

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

Aerial partsZ

Cough/cold/ catarrh

Anti-Infective, Anti-catarrhal, Anti-tussive

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

Aerial partsZ

Sore throat & hoarseness

Anti-Infective, Demulcent

Decoct plant in water, cool, filter & drink x3 tablespoons /day.

Aerial partsZ

The authors of the Flora Palaestina Ethnobotany (FPE) web site do not take responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of the plants described here. Always seek advice from a health professional before using a plant medicinally or for other purposes

All parts of Calystegia sepium contain calystegines, polyhydroxynortropanes (alkaloids) & jalapine-like cardiac glycosides mainly in the root. The plant has a laxative effect causing colic & cramping in overdose, therefore caution is advised.