Malva nicaeensis

Malva nicaeensis All.

Malvaceae

  • Bull Mallow
  • French Mallow
  • خبيزة
  • khubbeiza
  • חֶלְמִית מְצוּיָה
  • khelmit metzuyah

Annual

  • Desert
  • Shrub-steppes
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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Malva nicaeensis All.

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

Parts Used

Source
Dermatological

Eczema

Anti-inflammatory

Crush leaves. (Admin. not specified.)

CormB
Dermatological

Hair strengthener

Hair restorer

Cook peeled, dried roots in water & wash hair with water.

TuberZ
Opthalmic

Swollen eyes

Anti-Infective, Anti-inflammatory

Prepare leaves as compress & apply to eyes.

CormB

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Malva genus has some species which can concentrate high nitrate levels in leaves if growning on nitrogen rich soils.