Rhamnus lycioides

Rhamnus lycioides subsp. graeca (Boiss. & Reut.) Tutin

Rhamnaceae

  • Rhamnus palaestina Boiss.
  • Palestine Buckthorn
  • سويد فلسطيني
  • sweid falastini
  • אֶשְׁחָר אֶרֶץ-יִשְׂרְאֵלִי
  • eshkhar eretz-isre'eli

Phanerophyte shrub

  • Mediterranean maquis and forest
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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Rhamnus lycioides subsp. graeca (Boiss. & Reut.) Tutin

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

Parts Used

Source
Gastrointestinal

Diarrhea

Anti-Infective, Anti-diarrheal

Cook root in water + garlic + yeast & drink.

RootZ
Wound Healing

Burn

Vulnerary

Grind roasted leaves, mix + olive oil & spread over burn.

LeafZ

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Fresh bark of Rhamnus lycioides contains free anthrones which are irritating to the gastrointestinal system. Fruit contains anthranoid laxatives contraindicated in bowel obstruction & acute bowel inflammation e.g Crohn`s disease, appendicitis, colitis. etc.