Drimia aphylla

Drimia aphylla (Forssk.) J. C. Manning & Goldblatt

Asparagaceae

  • Urginea martima (L.) Bak.
  • Sea Squill
  • بصول
  • بوصلان
  • خريف
  • خولصان
  • عنصل
  • عود الري
  • عيصلان
  • غوصلان
  • `eisalan
  • `ud el-ray
  • `unsul
  • basul
  • bosalan
  • ghosalan
  • kharif
  • kholasan
  • חָצָב מָצוּי
  • khatzav matzuy

Geophyte

  • Batha
  • Phrygana

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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Drimia aphylla (Forssk.) J. C. Manning & Goldblatt

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

Parts Used

Source
Dermatological

Dandruff/ hair loss

Anti-dandruff, Hair restorer

Crush dried bulb into fine powder, mix + sulphur powder + soap + "henna" (Lawsonia inermis) + olive oil & cook until a paste/ lotion. Apply to shaven head x1/day for 1 mth. Before treatment wash shaven head with solution of cooking salt + garden onion juice.

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General

Abdominal ascites

Anti-hydropic

Decoct bulb & drink.

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Musculoskeletal/ Joints

Bone sprains & fractures

Vulnerary

Crush bulb & apply to affected area as stiff bandage (with or without egg white + soap).

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Musculoskeletal/ Joints

Rheumatic pain

Analgesic, Anti-arthritic, Anti-inflammatory

Crush bulb & apply to affected area as stiff bandage (with or without egg white + soap).

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Nervous System

Nerve paralysis in brain. (See NOTES)

Nervine

Decoct bulb in water & drink hot or add + honey (3:1 ratio) & eat 1 large tablespoon x3/day.

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Respiratory

Asthma

Anti-asthmatic

Roast inner layers of bulb over fire, mash, mix + honey & eat.

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Wound Healing

Wound inflammation

Anti-Infective, Vulnerary

Extract pulp from bulb & apply to affected area x2/day until improvement.

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The condition "nerve paralyis in the brain" is unclear but may refer to a stroke.

Drimia aphylla contains scillarenin glucosides. It should not be used in cardiac conduction defects, cardiac arrhythmias, heart block, hypercalcemia, hypokalemia, cardiomyopathy & with therapy using Potassium or digitalis. Side effect include diarrhea, gastritis, nausea, vomiting, irregular pulse. Interactions with other drugs include potentiation of calcium, cardiac glycosides, extended glucocorticoid therapy, laxatives & quinidine, etc.