Prosopis farcta

Prosopis farcta (Banks & Sol.) J.F.Macbr.

Leguminosae (Fabaceae)

  • Dwarf Mesquite
  • Syrian Mesquite
  • جمبت
  • غاف
  • ينبوت
  • ghaf
  • jambet
  • yanbut
  • יַנְבּוּט הַשָּׂדֶה
  • yanbut ha-sade

Chamaephyte, Hemicryptophyte, Phanerophyte shrub

  • Batha
  • Phrygana
Click Flora of Israel Online to view
distribution and other botanical details.

Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Prosopis farcta (Banks & Sol.) J.F.Macbr.

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

Parts Used

Source
Cardiovascular

High blood pressure (Hypertension)

Hypotensive

Decoct root in water & drink x3 cups /day.

RootZ
Endocrine/ Metabolic

Diabetes

Hypoglycemic

After soaking roots in water for 24 hr, decoct, filter & drink x1 cup/day before breakfast.

RootB
Gastrointestinal

Dysentery

Anti-Infective, Anti-diarrheal

After soaking roots in water for 24 hr, decoct, filter & drink x1 cup/day before breakfast.

RootB
Kidney & Urinary Tract

Diuretic

Diuretic

Decoct root & drink instead of tea.

RootZ
Kidney & Urinary Tract

Kidney stones (B)/ Dissolve extract kidney stones (Z)

Anti-lithic

1. Decoct cleaned roots in water for 20 min & drink 1 cup x3/day until well. (B)
2. Decoct root & drink. (Z)

RootB, Z
Kidney & Urinary Tract

Urinary obstruction/ retention (Z) Urinary retention (B)

Deobstruent

1. Cook root in water + parsley (Petroselinum sp.) & drink part of the water. Use remainder in a bath. (Z)
2. Decoct cleaned & cut roots in water for 20 min & drink 2 cups x3 /day until healed. (B)

RootZ, B
Mens Health

Prostate inflammation

Anti-inflammatory, Prostate health

Decoct cleaned roots in water for 20 min & drink 1 cup x3/day until healed.

RootB
Musculoskeletal/ Joints

Muscle spasm

Anti-spasmodic, Muscle relaxant

Soak roots in water for 24 hr, boil, filter & drink x1 cup/day before breakfast.

RootB
Musculoskeletal/ Joints

Soften badly mended broken bone allowing it to be reset

Vulnerary

Prepare steam bath from root + Dittrichia viscosa root + "dafla" leaves (Nerium oleander) (See Cautions). (Admin. not specified.)

RootZ

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

See CAUTIONS for Nerium oleander when used together with Prosopis farcta