Salvadora persica

Salvadora persica L.

Salvadoraceae

  • Arak Tree
  • Mustard Seed
  • Peelu Tree
  • Pepper Bush
  • Real Mustard Tree
  • Toothbrush Tree
  • أراك
  • سلفادورا
  • سواك
  • salfadora
  • suwak
  • urak
  • סַלְוָדוֹרָה פָּרְסִית
  • salvadora parsit

Tree, phanerophyte shrub

  • Desert
  •  Thermophilous plants

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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Salvadora persica L.

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

Parts Used

Source
Oral Health

Sterilizing mouth

Antiseptic, Mouth wash

Soak stem in water & rub over teeth x2/day.

StemB
Oral Health

Swollen gums

Anti-gum disease

Rub teeth with tree bark + Thymbra capitata.

BarkZ
Oral Health

Tooth whitening

Dentifrice

Soak stem in water & rub over teeth x2/day.

StemB
Women`s Health

Delay menstruation

Contraceptive

Soak stem in boiling water for 12 hr, filter & drink x1 cup/day as needed.

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