Teucrium capitatum

Teucrium capitatum L.

Lamiaceae (Labiatae)

  • Teucrium polium subsp. capitatum (L.) Arcang. Polium capitatum (L.) Mill.
  • Felty Germander
  • جعدة
  • جعدة الصبيان
  • قدحة
  • ja'da
  • ja'det el-sibyan
  • qadheh
  • גַּעֲדָה מְצוּיָה
  • ga'ada metzuya

Chamaephyte

  • Batha
  • Phrygana
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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Teucrium capitatum L.

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

Parts Used

Source
Ageing

Strengthen memory

Nootropic

Mix plant + honey. (Admin. not specified.)

Aerial partsZ
Cancer

Cancer

Anti-carcinogenic

1. Infuse aerial parts by adding 1 teaspoon to boiled water & drink x1 cup/day before breakfast.
2. Mix 1 teaspoon aerial parts +1 kg honey +100 mg ginseng + black cumin (Nigella ciliaris); eat 1 teaspoon x3/day.

Aerial partsB
Endocrine/ Metabolic

Diabetes

Hypoglycemic

1. Decoct 50 gm aerial parts in 1L water & drink x1 cup/day. (B)
2. Decoct aerial parts & drink + saccharine (because very bitter). (Z)

Aerial partsB, Z
Endocrine/ Metabolic

Obesity

Anti-obesity

Decoct 50 gm aerial parts in 1L water & drink x1 cup/day.

Aerial partsB
Gastrointestinal

Bile stones

Anti-lithic

Decoct aerial parts in water, cool, filter & drink 1 cup x3/day.

Aerial partsZ
Gastrointestinal

Digestive tract inflammation

Anti-inflammatory, Demulcent

Decoct aerial parts & drink x1 full cup before each meal or x2/day.

Aerial partsZ
Gastrointestinal

Gastric acidity & gastric ulcer

Antacid, Anti-ulcer

Decoct aerial parts & drink x1 full cup before meals or x 2/day.

Aerial partsZ
Gastrointestinal

Laxative

Laxative

Decoct aerial parts & drink x1 full cup + sugar before sleeping.

Aerial partsZ
Gastrointestinal

Stomach ache/ colic (B) Abdominal cramps /pain (Z)

Anti-spasmodic, Carminative

1. Decoct 50 gm aerial parts in 1L water & drink x1 cup/day. (B)
2. Decoct aerial parts & drink x1 full cup before each meal or x2/day. (Z)
3. Cook aerial parts in water + chamomile & drink. (Z)

Aerial partsB, Z
General

Swelling

Anti-hydropic

Use aerial parts. (Preparation/ Admin. not specified.)

Aerial partsZ
Haematology

Spleen pain

Analgesic

Use aerial parts. (Preparation/ Admin. not specified.)

Aerial partsZ
Helminth infections

Worms

Anthelmintic, Vermifuge

1. Cook aerial parts + pumpkin seeds. (Admin. not specified.)
2. Mix aerial parts + pomegranate peel + cinnamon bark. (Admin. not specified.)

Aerial partsZ
Kidney & Urinary Tract

Diuretic & flush out urinary tract

Diuretic

1.Prepare infusion of aerial parts & drink.
2. Decoct aerial parts in water, cool, filter & drink 1 cup x3/day.

Aerial partsZ
Kidney & Urinary Tract

Kidney stones

Anti-lithic

Decoct plant in water, cool, filter & drink 1 cup x3/day.

Aerial partsZ
Kidney & Urinary Tract

Urinary tract inflammation

Anti-inflammatory, Demulcent

Decoct aerial parts in water, cool, filter & drink 1 cup x3/day.

Aerial partsZ
Nervous System

Headache

Analgesic

Grind plant into fine powder, roll into cigarette & smoke.

Aerial partsZ
Opthalmic

Strengthen eyesight

Visual health

Mix aerial parts + honey. (Admin. not specified.)

Aerial partsZ
Respiratory

Asthma

Anti-asthmatic

Immerse aerial parts in bowl of hot water & inhale steam.

Aerial partsZ
Respiratory

Respiratory tract inflammation

Anti-Infective, Demulcent

Use aerial parts. (Preparation/ Admin. not specified.)

Aerial partsZ
Surgical/ Trauma

Subdermal (below skin) haemorrhage caused by blunt trauma

Haemostatic

Apply compresses of aerial parts to affected area.

Aerial partsZ
Venoms, Bites & Stings

Scorpion bite

Anti-venom

Use aerial parts. (Preparation/ Admin. not specified.)

Aerial partsZ
Womens Health/ Sexuality

Increase female libido

Aphrodisiac

Prepare vaginal tampon from aerial parts + Althaea acaulis + Pimpinella anisum + honey. (Admin. not specified.)

Aerial partsZ
Women`s Health

Prevent pregnancy

Contraceptive

1. This recipe is in 2 parts A & B: A. On last day of menstruation stand over steam bath of Ditricchia viscosa. B. Mix aerial parts of Teucrium capitatum + Eugenia caryophyllus + honey & eat for 3 days during the above treatment.
2. Decoct aerial parts & drink (promotes menstruation).

Aerial partsZ
Women`s Health

Promote menstruation

Emmenagogue

Decoct plant & drink.

Aerial partsZ

The authors of the Flora Palaestina Ethnobotany (FPE) web site do not take responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of the plants described here. Always seek advice from a health professional before using a plant medicinally or for other purposes

Teucrium genus has some species which contain furanoneoclerodane diterpenoids e.g. teucrine associated with hepatotoxicity causing liver damage.