Carduus pycnocephalus

Carduus pycnocephalus subsp. marmoratus (Boiss. & Heldr.) P.H.Davis

Asteraceae (Compositae)

  • Carduus arabicus Jacq. ex Murray. Carduus australis L.f.
  • Arabian Thistle
  • شدق الجمل
  • لسان الدب
  • lisan el-dubb
  • shadq el-jamal
  • קַרְדָּה עֲרָבִית
  • qarda 'aravit

Annual

  • Desert
  • Shrub-steppes

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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Carduus pycnocephalus subsp. marmoratus (Boiss. & Heldr.) P.H.Davis

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

Parts Used

Source
General

Accumulation of fluids in body; "zalal"

Anti-hydropic

Cook plant in water & drink.

Aerial partsZ
Kidney & Urinary Tract

Kidney stones

Anti-lithic

Cook plant in water & drink.

Aerial partsZ

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Carduus genus has species, most commonly Carduus marianum (milk thistle) that can cause abdominal bloating/pain, allergic reactions, diarrhea, gas, indigestion, itching, appetite loss, nausea, rash & severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis).