Scolymus maculatus

Scolymus maculatus L.

Asteraceae (Compositae)

  • Spotted Golden Thistle
  • سنارية
  • سنارية مبقطة
  • شوك أصفر
  • شوكة الفار
  • shok asfar
  • shoket el-far
  • sinnariya
  • sinnariya munaqqata
  • חוֹחַ עָקֹד
  • khoakh 'aqod

Annual

  • Mediterranean grasslands

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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Scolymus maculatus L.

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

Parts Used

Source
Cancer

Cancer

Anti-carcinogenic

Preparation/ Admin/ Plant Part not specified.

Not specifiedB
Dermatological

Open boil

Anti-Infective, Vulnerary

Burn dried plant, crush into fine powder, mix + olive oil to paste & apply to boil x1/day.

Aerial partsZ
General

Swelling

Anti-hydropic

Decoct plant in water, cool, filter & apply decoction topically as hot compress.

Aerial partsZ
Wound Healing

Stop bleeding & prevent wound infection as an anti-septic

Anti-septic Haemostatic

Apply to wound any of the following: 1. Drops of latex (juice) from fresh plant.
2. Ashes of dried, burnt plant crushed into fine powder and/or + olive oil.
3. Cooled & strained decoction of plant in water.

Aerial parts, LatexZ

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