Orobanche aegyptiaca

Orobanche aegyptiaca Pers.

Orobanchaceae

  • Egyptian Broomrape
  • هالوك مصري
  • haluk masri
  • עַלֶּקֶת מִצְרִית
  • aleqet mitzrit

Parasite

  • Batha
  • Phrygana
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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Orobanche aegyptiaca Pers.

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

Parts Used

Source
General

Oedema

Anti-hydropic

Decoct plant in water & drink x3 cups/day.

SeedZ
Kidney & Urinary Tract

Diuretic

Diuretic

Decoct plant in water & drink 1 tablespoon x3/day.

SeedZ
Kidney & Urinary Tract

Sand/ stones in kidney & urinary tract

Anti-lithic

Decoct plant in water & drink x3 cups/day.

LeafB
Kidney & Urinary Tract

Urinary tract inflammation

Anti-inflammatory, Demulcent

Decoct plant in water & drink 1 tablespoon x3/day.

SeedZ

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Orobanche genus has species which may contain substances of concern as this is a parasitic plant using sap from the host plant. If e.g. the host contains quinolizidine alkaloids (e.g.sparteine) these toxic susbtances would also be found in Orobranche.