Rubia tenuifolia

Rubia tenuifolia d'Urv.


  • Narrow-leaved Madder
  • عنب الديب
  • لزيقة
  • لزيقة نحيلة الورق
  • `inab el-deeb
  • laziqa / luzeiqeh
  • laziqa / luzeiqeh nahilat el-waraq
  • פּוּאָה מְצוּיָה
  • pu'a metzuya

Climber, Phanerophyte shrub

  • Mediterranean maquis and forest
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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Rubia tenuifolia d'Urv.

Activity / Interpretation Traditional

Parts Used

Kidney & Urinary Tract

Urinary retention


Preparation/ Admin. not specified.

Not specifiedB
Oral Health

Toothache /dental caries

Analgesic, Anti-caries

Decoct plant in water, cool, strain & gargle several x/day.

Aerial partsZ

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Rubia genus has some species which contain lucidin (1,2,3-hydroxy anthraquinone) with genotoxic & probably carcinogenic activity, particularly to liver & kidney. Not recommended for oral use.