Ephedra foeminea

Ephedra foeminea Forssk.

Ephedraceae

  • Ephedra campylopoda C.A.Mey.
  • Leafless Ephedra
  • علندة
  • قضاب
  • `alandeh
  • qudhab
  • שַׁרְבִיטָן מָצוּי
  • sharvitan matzuy

Climber, Phanerophyte shrub

  • Mediterranean maquis and forest

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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Ephedra foeminea Forssk.

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

Parts Used

Source
Cancer

Cancer

Anti-carcinogenic

1. Boil 350 gm of whole plant in 7L of water for 2 hr, filter & store filtrate in refrigerator; drink 0.5 L /day
2. Decoct aerial parts + rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) in 5 cups water & drink x2 cups/day until recovery.

StemB
Kidney & Urinary Tract

Diuretic

Diuretic

Decoct stems in water & drink all day instead of water.

Clove (Bulb)Z
Kidney & Urinary Tract

Kidney & urinary tract inflammation

Anti-inflammatory, Demulcent

Decoct stems in water & drink x3 glasses/day.

Aerial partsB
Kidney & Urinary Tract

Urinary tract sand & stones

Anti-lithic

Decoct stems in water & drink all day instead of water.

Clove (Bulb)B

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Ephedra genus has some species which may contain phenylethylamine alkaloids (e.g. ephedrine, pseudoephedrine). Contraindicated in a number of conditions including anxiety, anorexia, bulimia, diabetes, glaucoma, hypertension, thyrotoxicosis etc.