Oxalis corniculata

Oxalis corniculata L.

Oxalidaceae

  • Creeping Oxalis
  • Creeping Wood- sorrel
  • Procumbent Yellow-sorrel
  • Yellow Oxalis
  • Yellow Wood- sorrel
  • حماض
  • hummad
  • חַמְצִיץ קָטָן
  • khamtzitz qatan

Annual

  • Cultivated areas (weeds)
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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Oxalis corniculata L.

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

Parts Used

Source
Endocrine/ Metabolic

Diabetes mellitus

Hypoglycemic

Decoct root. (Admin. not specified.)

SeedZ
General

Reduce fever & induce sweating

Anti-pyretic, Diaphoretic

Extract juice from leaves, mix + Dittrichia viscosa & drink.

Aerial partsB
Kidney & Urinary Tract

Crumble stones in kidneys & bladder

Anti-lithic

Decoct root + Dittrichia viscosa root. (Admin. not specified.)

Aerial partsB
Kidney & Urinary Tract

Diuretic

Diuretic

Decoct root + Dittrichia viscosa root. (Admin. not specified.)

SeedZ

The authors of the Flora Palaestina Ethnobotany (FPE) web site do not take responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of the plants described here. Always seek advice from a health professional before using a plant medicinally or for other purposes

Oxalis genus has some species containing oxalates which can cause kidney stones, vulvodynia (burning, itching, soreness, throbbing sensation in vulva) & interferes with calcium absorption.