Oxalis pes-caprae

Oxalis pes-caprae L

Oxalidaceae

  • Bermuda-buttercup
  • Sourgrass
  • Yellow Sourgrass
  • حمصيص
  • حميضة
  • عرف الليمون
  • `urf el-leimun
  • hummeideh
  • humsis
  • חַמְצִיץ נָטוּי
  • khamtzitz natuy

Geophyte

  • Disturbed habitats

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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Oxalis pes-caprae L

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

Parts Used

Source
Dermatological

Skin abscess

Anti-Infective, Vulnerary

Grind roots & apply to affected area x2/day.

FruitZ
Gastrointestinal

Haemorrhoids

Anti-haemorrhoidal

Grind roots & apply locally x2/day.

Not specifiedB

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Oxalis genus has some species which may contain oxalates causing kidney stones. Also associated with vulvodynia (burning, itching, soreness, throbbing sensation in vulva) & interferes with absorption of calcium.