Orobanche cernua

Orobanche cernua Loefl.

Orobanchaceae

  • Drooping Broomrape
  • الهالوك
  • el-haluk
  • עַלֶּקֶת נְטוּיָה
  • aleqet netuya

Parasite

  • Desert
  • Shrub-steppes
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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Orobanche cernua Loefl.

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

Parts Used

Source
General

Oedema (ascites)

Anti-hydropic

Decoct plant in water & drink all day instead of water.

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Kidney & Urinary Tract

Diuretic

Diuretic

Decoct plant in water & drink x3 large cups/day.

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Kidney & Urinary Tract

Stones in kidney & urinary tract

Anti-lithic

Decoct plant in water & drink x3 large cups/day.

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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.