Rumex pulcher

Rumex pulcher L.


  • Fiddle Dock
  • حماض
  • لسان الكلب
  • hummad
  • lisan el-kalb
  • חֻמְעָה יָפָה
  • khum'a yafa


  • Batha
  • Disturbed habitats
  • Humid habitats
  • Phrygana
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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Rumex pulcher L.

Activity / Interpretation Traditional

Parts Used


Open boil

Anti-Infective, Vulnerary

Cook plant in water + Malva sp., spread on wet cloth & apply to boil.

Aerial partsZ

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Rumex genus has species which contain oxalates that reduce calcium uptake & gives leaves an acid-lemon flavour. Should be avoided in people with kidney/ gall stones, arthritis & gout.