Clematis cirrhosa

Clematis cirrhosa L.


  • Evergreen Clematis
  • Evergreen Traveller's Joy
  • Fern-leaved Clematis
  • Virgin`s Bower
  • عشبة البرودة الجنسية
  • عليق
  • غاشية
  • ملعى
  • `ishbet el-burudeh el-jinsiyya
  • `ulleiq
  • ghashiyeh
  • mal'a
  • זַלְזֶלֶת הַקְּנוֹקָנוֹת
  • zalzelet ha-qnoqanot

Climber, Phanerophyte shrub

  • Mediterranean maquis and forest

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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Clematis cirrhosa L.

Activity / Interpretation Traditional

Parts Used




Burn twigs & apply to warts to cauterize them.

Barnch /twigB
Endocrine/ Metabolic

Diabetes mellitus


Cook plant in water & drink.

Aerial partsZ
Mens Health/Sexuality

Male impotence


Decoct aerial parts & drink 1 cup x1/day.

Aerial partsB
Men`s Health/ Sexuality

Increase male sexual potency


Crush fresh overground part & insert into rectum (See NOTES).

Aerial partsZ

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In the recipe to increase male sexual potency, Z notes that this species causes swelling, inflammation & secretion of pus, which he states is the desired action !!

Clematis genus has species that contain the irritant glycoside ranunculin which is converted to protoanemonin, a vesicant or blistering agent when the plant is chewed & macerated. Levels are low, vary with species & are polymerized to non -toxic anemonin. The Dried plant contains mostly non toxic anemonin. (See also NOTES)