Stachys cretica

Stachys cretica L.

Lamiaceae (Labiatae)

  • Cretan Hedge-nettle
  • Cretan Woundwort
  • Mediterranean Woundwort
  • دوينة
  • dweina
  • אֶשְׁבָּל כְּרֵתִי
  • eshbal kreti

Hemicryptophyte

  • Batha
  • Phrygana
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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Stachys cretica L.

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

Parts Used

Source
General

Internal inflammation

Anti-inflammatory

Decoct plant in water & drink.

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Respiratory

Asthma

Anti-asthmatic

Decoct plant & drink or inhale steam for 15 min.

Aerial partsZ
Respiratory

Cough & colds

Anti-Infective, Anti-tussive

Decoct plant & drink or inhale steam for 15 min.

Aerial partsZ

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Stachys genus has species that may contain toxic compounds (? diterpenes). Overdose can cause stomach irritation.