Gundelia tournefortii

Gundelia tournefortii L.

Asteraceae (Compositae)

  • Gundelia
  • Tumble Thistle
  • Tumbleweed
  • عكوب
  • كعوب
  • `akkub
  • ka'ub
  • עַכּוּבִית הַגַּלְגַּל
  • akuvit ha-galgal

Hemicryptophyte

  • Batha
  • Phrygana
  • Shrub-steppes
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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Gundelia tournefortii L.

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

Parts Used

Source
Gastrointestinal

Diarrhea & intestinal cleanser

Anti-Infective, Anti-diarrheal, Depurative

Decoct fruit in water & drink x3 glasses/day.

FruitB
Gastrointestinal

Pain/ cramps in stomach & digestive tract

Anti-spasmodic, Carminative

Decoct fruit in water & drink x3 glasses/day.

LeafZ
Haematology

Anaemia

Anti-anaemic

Cook aerial parts & eat.

SeedZ

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Gundelia tournefortii contains triterpenoid saponins. In high does it may be toxic to liver & also an emetic. The green plant is considered dangerous to livestock due to presence of hydrocyanic acids.