Paronychia argentea

Paronychia argentea Lam.

Caryophyllaceae

  • Silver Nailwort
  • Silvery Whitlow-wort
  • اكليل العروس/العروسة
  • حشيشة الدحيس
  • رجل الحمامة
  • شويشة الراعي
  • فرش الأرض
  • فضية
  • ماسة
  • faddeyeh
  • farsh el-'ard
  • hashishet el-dahis
  • iklil el-'arus(a)
  • maseh
  • rijl al-hamameh
  • shuweishet el-ra'i
  • אַלְמָוֶת הַכֶּסֶף
  • almavet ha-kesef

Hemicryptophyte

  • Batha
  • Phrygana
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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Paronychia argentea Lam.

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

Parts Used

Source
Endocrine/ Metabolic

Diabetes mellitus

Hypoglycemic

Decoct plant in water & drink (instead of water).

SeedZ
Gastrointestinal

Diarrhea & dysentery

Anti-Infective, Anti-diarrheal

Decoct plant in water & drink x3 cups/day.

SeedB
Gastrointestinal

Gastric acidity

Antacid

Decoct plant in water & drink for 2 weeks.

SeedZ
Gastrointestinal

Gastric ulcer

Anti-ulcer

Decoct plant in water & drink for 2 weeks.

LeafZ
Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal cramps

Anti-spasmodic, Carminative

Decoct plant in water & drink x2 cups/day.

SeedB
General

Oedema

Anti-hydropic

Decoct plant in water & drink (instead of water) + sugar.

LeafZ
Kidney & Urinary Tract

Diuretic against stones/ sand in kidneys & urinary tract (Z) Kidney stones (B)

Anti-lithic, Diuretic

For diuretic/ stones /sand kidneys & urinary tract (Z) 1. Cook aerial parts in water & drink. (Z)
2. Decoct aerial parts in water & drink x2 cups/day. (Z) For kidney stones: (B)
3. Decoct leaves & flowers & drink 1 cup x 3/day. (B)

RootZ
Kidney & Urinary Tract

Kidney stones

Anti-lithic

Decoct leaves & flowers & drink 1 cup x3/day.

LeafB
Mens Health/ Reproductive Health

Male infertility

Fertility

Decoct seeds & drink x1 cup/day for 2 weeks.

SeedZ
Mens Health/ Sexuality

Impotence

Aphrodisiac

Decoct leaves & flowers & drink 1 cup x3/day.

RootB, Z

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