Herniaria hirsuta

Herniaria hirsuta L.

Caryophyllaceae

  • Hairy Rupturewort
  • أم لبيدة
  • حشيشة الفتق (الزباء)
  • شويل
  • عش الشولة
  • غبرة
  • `ish el-shuleh
  • ghubra
  • hashishet el-fatq (el-zabba)
  • shuwweil
  • umm lebbeideh
  • דַּרְכָּנִית שְׂעִירָה
  • darkanit se'ira

Annual

  • Desert
  • Shrub-steppes

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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Herniaria hirsuta L.

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

Parts Used

Source
Kidney & Urinary Tract

Urination problems

Deobstruent

Decoct leaves & drink x1 cup/day.

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Herniaria genus has some species containing triterpenoid saponins that are toxic to the liver & kidney in high doses.