Dittrichia graveolens

Dittrichia graveolens (L.) Greuter

Asteraceae (Compositae)

  • Inula graveolens (L.) Desf.
  • Lesser-samphire
  • Stinking Fleabane
  • Stinkwort
  • طيون ناعم
  • tayun na'im
  • טַיּוּן חָרִיף
  • tayun kharif

Annual

  • Disturbed habitats

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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Dittrichia graveolens (L.) Greuter

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

Parts Used

Source
Musculoskeletal/ Joints

Rheumatic pain in muscles/ joints

Analgesic, Anti-arthritic, Anti-inflammatory

Decoct plant, add to hot bath water & bathe body or affected area x1/day.

Aerial partsZ
Respiratory

Asthma

Anti-asthmatic

Decoct plant in water & inhale steam x2/day.

Aerial partsZ
Respiratory

Colds, runny nose, cough

Anti-Infective, Anti-catarrhal, Anti-tussive

Decoct plant in water & inhale steam x2/day.

Aerial partsZ
Womens Health

Vaginal inflammation & discharge

Anti-Infective, Anti-inflammatory

Decoct plant, add to hot bath water & bathe evenings.

Aerial partsZ

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

Dittrichia genus has species which may contain sesquiterpene lactones & cause contact allergic skin conditions. Oral use may cause diarrhea, vomiting, spasm & symptoms of paralysis. Can interfere with drugs for diabetes & hypertension. Contraindiacted in pregancy & nursing mothers.