Phagnalon rupestre

Phagnalon rupestre (L.) DC.

Asteraceae (Compositae)

  • African Fleabane
  • Rock Phagnalon
  • صوفان
  • قدحة
  • قديح
  • qadih
  • qedheh
  • sufan
  • צַמְרָנִית הַסְּלָעִים
  • tzamranit ha-sla'im

Chamaephyte

  •  Hard rock outcrops
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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Phagnalon rupestre (L.) DC.

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

Parts Used

Source
Dermatological

Cauterization for skin infection

Anti-Infective

Burn ground dried leaves & stems & add small amount to cauterize affected area x1 only.

Aerial partsZ
Dermatological

Warts

Anti-Infective

Burn leaves & apply directly to wart.

Branch /twig, LeafZ
Gastrointestinal

Indigestion

Digestive

Decoct leaves & drink x1 cup/day.

LeafZ
Kidney & Urinary Tract

Urinary retention

Deobstruent

Soak leaves & stems in boiling water & drink x1 cup/day until recovery.

Leaf, SeedZ
Mental Health

Depression

Anti-depressant

Decoct leaves & drink x1 cup/day.

LeafZ
Musculoskeletal / Joints

Induce artificial burn; especially for rheumatic pain in joints & muscles. (See NOTES)

Induce burn

1. Burn dried stems & apply while hot to skin causing a burn.
2. Make cigarette from dried plant, light one end & apply it to skin to cause a burn. (See NOTES.)

Leaf, StemZ
Smoking

Tobacco substitute

Cigarette

Make cigarettes of dried leaves & smoke.

LeafB
Wound Healing

Burn

Vulnerary

Grind roasted seeds & apply powder to burn every 1-2 hrs throughout the day.

LeafZ
Wound Healing

Skin & wound disinfectant

Anti-septic

Crush dried plant into fine powder & dust over skin.

Leaf, StemZ

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In the complaint for inducing an artificial burn: applying heated plant material to the skin & causing a burn was historically used to treat various problems especially chronic ones. It is still widely used in various traditional medical systems including Chinese Medicine and is known as "moxibustion"