Chiliadenus iphionoides

Chiliadenus iphionoides (Boiss. & Blanche) Brullo

Asteraceae (Compositae)

  • Varthemia iphionoides Boiss. and Blanche
  • Sharp Varthemia
  • شتيلة
  • صفيرة
  • كتيلة
  • مسيسة
  • kteileh
  • masisa
  • shteileh
  • sufeireh
  • כְּתֵלָה חֲרִיפָה
  • ketela kharifa

Chamaephyte

  •  Hard rock outcrops
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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Chiliadenus iphionoides (Boiss. & Blanche) Brullo

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

Parts Used

Source
Ageing

Strengthen brain & thinking

Nervine, Nootropic

Mix plant + bee honey. (Admin. not specified.)

Aerial partsZ
Cardiovascular

High blood pressure (Hypertension)

Hypotensive

Decoct leaves in water for 10 min, filter & drink x1 cup/day.

LeafB
Cardiovascular

Strengthen heart

Cardiac

Mix aerial parts + bee honey. (Admin. not specified.)

Aerial partsZ
Endocrine/ Metabolic

Diabetes

Hypoglycemic

1. Prepare infusion of aerial parts & drink 1 cup x2/day.
2. Decoct aerial parts & drink x1 cup/day in morning.

Aerial partsB
Endocrine/ Metabolic

Obesity

Anti-obesity

1. Prepare infusion of aerial parts & drink 1 cup x2/day.
2. Soak aerial parts in boiling water & drink 1 cup imorning & evening.

Aerial partsB
Gastrointestinal

Abdominal pain

Carminative

1. Soak 1 teaspoon of leaves in boiling water & drink 1 cup x2 day for 1 week.
2. Soak leaves & stems in cold water, filter & drink x1/day until healed.

Leaf, StemB
Gastrointestinal

Carminative (to relieve flatulence etc.)

Carminative

Decoct plant in water & drink.

Aerial partsZ
Gastrointestinal

Diarrhea

Anti-Infective, Anti-diarrheal

Decoct plant in water & drink.

Aerial partsZ
Gastrointestinal

Increase appetite & ease digestion

Stomachic

Prepare infusion of fresh aerial parts in cold water & drink.

Aerial partsZ
Gastrointestinal

Indigestion

Digestive

Soak leaves in boiling water & drink x 1cup as needed.

LeafB
Gastrointestinal

Inflammation stomach & intestines

Anti-inflammatory, Demulcent

1.Prepare infusion of aerial parts & drink 1 cup x2/day. (B)
2.Decoct plant in water & drink (Z)

Aerial partsB, Z
Helminth infections

Worms

Anthelmintic, Vermifuge

Soak 1 teaspoon of leaves in boiling water & drink 1 cup x 3/day for 1 week.

LeafB
Kidney & Urinary Tract

Increase urinary output

Diuretic

Use aerial parts.(Preparation/ Admin. not specified.)

Aerial partsZ
Mental Health

Melancholy & to soothe nerves

Anti-depressant, Sedative

Use aerial parts. (Preparation/ Admin. not specified.)

Aerial partsZ
Respiratory

Bronchitis

Anti-Infective

Decoct leaves, add + sugar (optional), filter & drink 1 cup) as needed.

LeafB
Respiratory

Cough & runny nose

Anti-Infective, Anti-catarrhal, Anti-tussive

Cook plant in water & drink.

Aerial partsZ
Wound Healing

Extract pus

Anti-Infective, Vulnerary

Wrap affected area with fresh plant to "suck out" pus".

Aerial partsZ

Other Uses

Chiliadenus iphionoides (Boiss. & Blanche) Brullo

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

Source
Veterinary

Flatulence in livestock

Carminative

Boil aerial parts in water & add to animal`s drinking water.

Aerial partsB
Veterinary

Poisoning in livestock in pregnancy (toxemia)

Antidote

Boil aerial parts in water & add to animal`s drinking water (sheep, cows, goats).

Aerial partsB
Veterinary

Scabies in animals

Scabicide

Crush leaves & apply to animal`s skin as poultice.

Aerial partsB
Veterinary

Udder infection in livestock

Anti-Infective

Boil aerial parts in water, add to drinking water of animal (sheep, cows, goats) & also apply topically to udders.

Aerial partsB

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

1. Z notes that the Arabic name "masisa" or "musses" for Chiliadenus iphionoides, is also used for several other plants growing in this region including Hyoscyamus aureus L. ("musseis")
2. Z. notes that according to other sources (Crowfoot & Baldensperger," From Cedar to Hyssop", London 1932, p. 26), the leaves of Chiliadenus ("shteli", "ikteli") are used to dry grapes, make raisons & dry figs by spreading them under the fruit.