Parietaria judaica

Parietaria judaica L.

Urticaceae

  • Parietaria diffusa Mert. et Koch
  • Pellitory-of-the-wall
  • Spreading Pellitory
  • حشيشة الريح
  • عشبة الدم
  • عشبة الكزازة
  • `ishbet ed-dam
  • `ishbet el-kizaza
  • hashishet el-rih
  • כָּתְלִית יְהוּדָה
  • kotlit Yehuda

Hemicryptophyte

  • Shady rocks
  • Walls

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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Parietaria judaica L.

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

Parts Used

Source
Dermatological

Skin inflammation

Anti-inflammatory

Decoct aerial parts & apply to affected area.

SeedZ
Gastrointestinal

Biliary pain & colic

Analgesic, Anti-spasmodic

Cook plant in water & drink.

SeedZ
Gastrointestinal

Haemorrhoids

Anti-haemorrhoidal

Apply aerial parts externally.

SeedB
Gastrointestinal

Intestinal colic

Carminative

Decoct leaves & drink x1cup/day.

SeedB
Kidney & Urinary Tract

Diuretic

Diuretic

Decoct plant in water & drink + sugar.

SeedZ
Kidney & Urinary Tract

Stones in kidney & urinary tract.

Anti-lithic

Decoct plant in water & drink + sugar.

SeedZ
Kidney & Urinary Tract

Urinary obstruction

Deobstruent

Cook plant in water & drink.

SeedZ
Kidney & Urinary Tract

Urinary retention

Deobstruent

Decoct leaves & drink as needed.

SeedZ
Respiratory

Cough

Anti-tussive

Decoct leaves & drink x1cup/day.

SeedB
Wound healing

Bleeding wound

Haemostatic

Apply leaves as poultice to stop bleeding.

SeedZ, B
Wound Healing

Skin & wound disinfectant

Anti-septic

Spread juice of fresh plant on affected area.

SeedZ

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