Rubus sanctus

Rubus sanctus Schreb.

Rosaceae

  • Rubus sanguineus Friv.
  • Holy Bramble
  • عليق
  • `ulleiq
  • פֶּטֶל קָדוֹשׁ
  • petel qadosh

Phanerophyte shrub

  • Humid habitats
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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Rubus sanctus Schreb.

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

Parts Used

Source
Cancer

Cancer; inhibits malignant tumors of stomach, lungs, brain, blood & skin

Anti-carcinogenic

Decoct root in water, cool, filter & drink x3 cups/day.

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Dermatological

Eczema

Anti-inflammatory

Boil 1 large spoon of flowers in 1L water for 15 min & apply as poultice to affected area x 1/day.

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Dermatological

Hair loss & dandruff

Anti-dandruff, Hair restorer

Grind burnt, dried leaves into fine powder, mix + sesame oil & spread on shaved head.

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Dermatological

Open boil & drain pus

Anti-Infective, Vulnerary

Grate fresh leaves, apply to boil & tie on.

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Gastrointestinal

Constipation

Laxative

Cook root in water + Capparis zoharyi Inocencio (Capparis spinosa) & drink.

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Gastrointestinal

Diarrhea

Anti-Infective, Anti-diarrheal

Decoct aerial parts & drink x1 cup/day.

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Gastrointestinal

Haemorrhoids

Anti-haemorrhoidal

Decoct aerial parts & drink x1 cup/day or apply decoction to affected area

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Kidney & Urinary Tract

Kidney stones

Anti-lithic

Decoct stems & drink 1 cup x4/day until well.

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Kidney & Urinary Tract

Urinary tract infection

Anti-Infective

1.Boil 50 gm leaves in water for 5 min & drink x1 cup several x/day.
2. Decoct aerial parts & drink x1 cup/day.

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Musculoskeletal/ Joints

Arthritis

Analgesic, Anti-arthritic, Anti-inflammatory

Grind dried leaves to powder & apply to affected area as needed before sleep.

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Oral Health

Toothache

Analgesic

Cook root in water & gargle.

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