Onobrychis squarrosa

Onobrychis squarrosa Viv.

Leguminosae (Fabaceae)

  • Sainfoin (genus)
  • جريسة
  • ضريسة
  • doreisa
  • joreisa
  • כַּרְבֹּלֶת מְצוּיָה
  • karbolet metzuya

Tree

  • Batha
  • Phrygana

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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Onobrychis squarrosa Viv.

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

Parts Used

Source
Gastrointestinal

Carminative (relieves flatulence etc.)

Carminative

Decoct fruit in water & drink + sugar.

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Gastrointestinal

Inflammation of stomach & digestive tract

Anti-inflammatory, Demulcent

Decoct fruit in water & drink + sugar.

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Kidney & Urinary Tract

Diuretic

Diuretic

Decoct fruit in water & drink hot.

FruitZ
Kidney & Urinary Tract

Kidney stones

Anti-lithic

Cook fruit in water & drink.

LeafB
Kidney & Urinary Tract

Urinary tract inflammation

Anti-inflammatory, Demulcent

Decoct fruit in water & drink hot.

FruitB
Opthalmic

Cataract

Visual health

Prepare powder from fruit + powder of Lolium temulentum fruit + wheat grains + fadi (crystalline) sugar; mix, wrap in cloth soaked in milk from woman nursing a female baby (not boy) & apply as eye drops.

LeafB
Opthalmic

Eye inflammation; a disinfectant

Anti-septic

Boil fresh grated fruit in distilled water for 15 min, cool, filter through cotton wool & apply as eye drops.

LeafZ

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