Silene vulgaris

Silene vulgaris (Moench) Garke

Caryophyllaceae

  • Bladder Campion
  • Maiden`s-tears
  • Rattlebox
  • خشخيش
  • طقيق
  • فقيع
  • نوار
  • fuqe'
  • khashish
  • nuwar
  • taqiq
  • צִפָּרְנִית נְפוּחָה
  • tziparnit nefukha

Hemicryptophyte

  • Batha
  • Phrygana

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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Silene vulgaris (Moench) Garke

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

Parts Used

Source
Cancer

Cancer

Anti-carcinogenic

Preparation/ Admin/ Plant Part not specified.

Not specifiedB

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Silene vulgaris contains saponins which can be toxic but are poorly absorbed by the body tending to pass through without causing harm. Broken down by thorough cooking but advisable not to eat large amounts.