Convolvulus arvensis

Convolvulus arvensis L.

Convolvulaceae

  • Corn Bindweed
  • Field Bindweed
  • مداد أبيض، عليق، مديدة، لبلاب الحقول
  • `ulleiq
  • lablab el-huqul
  • madad abiadh
  • muddeida
  • חֲבַלְבַּל הַשָּׂדֶה
  • Havalbal ha-sadeh

Geophyte, Climber

  • Nutrient-rich soils
  • ruderal

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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Convolvulus arvensis L.

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

Parts Used

Source
Gastrointestinal

Constipation

Laxative

Decoct aerial parts & drink x1-2 cups/day.

Aerial partsB
Kidney & Urinary Tract

Kidney stones & urinary obstruction

Anti-lithic, Deobstruent

Cook aerial parts in water & drink.

Aerial partsZ
Wound Healing

Wound

Vulnerary

Prepare aerial parts as poultice & apply to recent wounds.

Aerial partsB

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Convulvulus arvensis contains tropane alkaloids (pseudotropine) with atropine like activity on the autonomic nervous system. The alkaloids are present in all parts of the plant with seeds especially toxic. Species in the Convulvulus genus can have a strong laxative effect & in large amounts can cause stomach pain