Gymnocarpos sclerocephalus

Gymnocarpos sclerocephalus (Decne.) Dahlgren & Thulin

Caryophyllaceae

  • Sclerocephalus arabicus Boiss.
  • Hasak
  • Knucklehead Weed
  • ثريزة
  • دميان
  • ضريسة
  • damyan
  • dhreiseh
  • threizeh
  • רַב-גֻּלָּה עֲרָבִי
  • rav-gula 'aravi

Annual

  • Desert
  • Shrub-steppes

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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Gymnocarpos sclerocephalus (Decne.) Dahlgren & Thulin

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

Parts Used

Source
Cancer

Cancer

Anti-carcinogenic

Decoct aerial parts & drink x1 cup/day.

LeafZ
Kidney & Urinary Tract

Kidney stones

Anti-lithic

Decoct aerial parts & drink x1 cup/day.

FruitZ
Wound Healing

Wound

Vulnerary

Grind roots & apply to affected area.

FruitB

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Gymnocarpos genus has some species which contain triterpenoid saponins. In high does may be toxic to liver & kidneys.