Cocculus pendulus

Cocculus pendulus (J.R.Forst. & G.Forst.) Diels

Menispermaceae

  • Autumn Crocus
  • عليق
  • `ulleiq
  • סַהֲרוֹן מִשְׁתַּלְשֵׁל מְשׁוּּלְשַׁל
  • saharon mishtalshel / meshulshal

Chamaephyte, Climber

  • Desert
  •  Hard rock outcrops
  •  Thermophilous plants
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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Cocculus pendulus (J.R.Forst. & G.Forst.) Diels

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

Parts Used

Source
General

Fever

Anti-pyretic

Use juice.(Preparation/ Admin. not specified.) (See NOTES & CAUTIONS)

Juice (? Plant part)Z

Other Uses

Cocculus pendulus (J.R.Forst. & G.Forst.) Diels

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

Source
Culinary

Fermented beverage

Beverage

Use juice.(Preparation/ Admin. not specified.) (See NOTES & CAUTIONS)

Juice (? Plant part)Z

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

Z describes the uses of this plant from a published source (Uphof Dictionary of Economic plants, 1968; Arabia, Iran, Afghanistan; p. 141)

Cocculus pendulus & other members of this genus contains different alkaloids including bisbenzylisoquinoline alkaloids, tetrandrine which can cause lung toxicity. Maybe unsafe at high doses.