Trifolium alexandrinum

Trifolium alexandrinum L.

Leguminosae (Fabaceae)

  • Berseem clover
  • Egyptian Clover
  • برسيم
  • برسيم الماء
  • حامول
  • قرطة
  • barsim
  • barsim el-ma'
  • hamul
  • qurta
  • תִּלְתָּן אֲלֶכְּסַנְדְּרוֹנִי
  • tiltan aleksandroni

Annual

  • Batha
  • Phrygana
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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Trifolium alexandrinum L.

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

Parts Used

Source
Cancer

Cancer

Anti-carcinogenic

Eat mixture of aerial parts + grapes + spinach + broccoli + royal jelly + water extract of walnuts + barley + fenugreek seeds.

Aerial partsB
Cardiovascular

High blood pressure (Hypertension)

Hypotensive

Decoct leaves & drink 1cup x3 /day.

LeafB
Gastrointestinal

Difficulty passing stool & stool with blood

Laxative

Boil leaves + Artemisia arborescens + lemon juice + honey; concentrate mixture & drink.

LeafZ
Respiratory

Cough

Anti-tussive

Decoct seeds & drink.

SeedZ

Other Uses

Trifolium alexandrinum L.

System/StateComplaint / Use Activity / Interpretation Preparation and Administration
Parts Used

Source
Veterinary

Anaemia in livestock

Anti-anaemia

Add whole plant? to animal feed (sheep and cows). (See NOTES)

Whole plant? (See NOTES)B
Veterinary

Facilitate delivery in livestock

Parturient

Add whole plant? to animal feed (sheep and cows).(See NOTES)

Whole plant? (See NOTES)B
Veterinary

Inflammation in livestock

Anti-inflammatory

Add whole plant? to animal feed (sheep and cows).(See NOTES)

Whole plant? (See NOTES)B

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

In recipes for veterinery uses its unclear if the whole plant is used (Aerial parts +roots) or only the aerial parts

Trifolium genus has some species which contain; oesrogenic isoflavenoids that can cause growth disorders, infertility, urticaria; coumarins that interfere with anticoagulant & hormonal therapy. Avoid in pregancy & lacatation. Plant may be fungally infected causing very high levels of oestrogens. Can cause miscarriage in pregnant grazing animals.