Lens culinaris

Lens culinaris Medik.

Leguminosae (Fabaceae)

  • Lentil
  • عدس
  • `adas
  • עֲדָשָׁה תַּרְבּוּתִית
  • adasha tarbutit

Annual, Climber

  • Disturbed habitats

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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Lens culinaris Medik.

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

Parts Used

Source
Dermatological

Itch/ pruritis

Anti-pruritic

Cook lentil seeds in water briefly & use watery extract to wash affected area.

Fruit, Fruit rindZ
Gastrointestinal

Diarrhea

Anti-Infective, Anti-diarrheal

Prepare soup from seeds. (Admin. not specified.)

FruitB
Gastrointestinal

Heartburn & gastric acidity

Antacid

1.Eat dried seeds. (Z)
2. Eat ground seeds or roast seeds first, then grind & eat. (Z)
3. Cook seeds in water & eat. (Z)
4. Eat uncooked seeds as needed. (B)

Fruit rindZ
Gastrointestinal

Jaundice

Hepatic

Prepare soup from seeds. (Admin. not specified.)

RootZ
Haematology

Anaemia

Anti-anaemic

Make soup from seeds by cooking & eat x1 plate (portion)/day.

FruitB
Infectious Diseases

Chicken pox

Anti-Infective

Prepare soup from seeds. (Admin. not specified.)

Fruit, Fruit rindB, Z
Infectious Diseases

Measles

Anti-Infective

Cook seeds & drink the water. Consistently eat sweet foods.

Fruit rindZ
Opthalmic

Eye pain

Analgesic

Cook lentils in water, sprinkle the water on cotton wool & apply to painful eye.

Fruit, LeafZ
Oral Health

Strengthen teeth & gums & prevent bleeding

Anti-caries, Anti-gum disease

1. Prepare flour from lentil seeds + flour made from crushed eggshells (Admin. not specified.)
2. Cook seeds in water + dried rose petals + young vine leaves + myrtle (Myrtus communis) leaves & use as gargle.

Fruit rindZ
Women`s Health

Promote lactation

Galactagogue

Make soup from seeds by cooking & eat x1 plate (portion) / day.

Fruit, LeafZ
Wound Healing

Burn

Vulnerary

Mix roasted ground seeds + olive or castor oil & apply to burn.

Aerial partsZ
Wound Healing

Stop wound bleeding & prevent infection

Anti-septic, Haemostatic

Grind roasted seeds & apply to wound.

Barnch /twigB

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Z notes that lentils (Lens culinaris) can cause abdominal bloating (gas).