Senecio vulgaris

Senecio vulgaris L.

Asteraceae (Compositae)

  • Common Groundsel
  • Groundsel
  • Old-man-in-the-spring
  • بشباش
  • bishbash
  • סַבְיוֹן פָּשׁוּט
  • savyon pashut

Annual

  • Disturbed habitats
  • Nutrient-rich soils
  • ruderal

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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Senecio vulgaris L.

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

Parts Used

Source
Gastrointestinal

Abdominal pain & swelling below navel

Carminative

Mix powder of dried plant + honey & eat x1 teaspoon mornings. (TOXIC See CAUTIONS.)

Aerial partsZ
Gastrointestinal

Diarrhea

Anti-Infective, Anti-diarrheal

Cook plant in water & drink.(TOXIC See CAUTIONS.)

Aerial partsZ
Kidney & Urinary Tract

Urinary obstruction

Deobstruent

Grind plant + seeds of cucumber (Cucumis sativus var. flexuosus) + watermelon + pumpkin seeds + "yansun" fruits (Pimpinella sp.) & eat. (TOXIC See CAUTIONS.)

Aerial partsZ

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Senecio vulgaris is toxic to humans. Contains pyrrolizidine alkaloids in large amounts that can be carcinogenic, hepatoxic & mutagenic. Can cause liver damage with cirrhosis, ascites & veno-occlusive disease.