Centaurea iberica

Centaurea iberica Trevir. ex Spreng.

Asteraceae (Compositae)

  • Iberian Knapweed
  • Spanish Centaury-thistle
  • مرار شائع
  • murrar sha'i'
  • דַּרְדַּר מָצוּי
  • dardar matzuy

Annual

  • Disturbed habitats

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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Centaurea iberica Trevir. ex Spreng.

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

Parts Used

Source
Gastrointestinal

Constipation

Laxative

Cook plant in water & drink.

Aerial partsZ
Opthalmic

Cataract

Anti-cataract

Crush flowers, wrap in clean white cloth alone or + fadi sugar (large sugar crystals) & macerate for a short time in cold water or rose water; administer as eye drops.

FlowerZ

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