Vaccaria hispanica

Vaccaria hispanica (Mill.) Rauschert

Caryophyllaceae

  • Vaccaria segetalis L.
  • Bladder Soapwort
  • Cowherb
  • Field Vaccaria
  • عشبة السكر
  • `ishbet el-sukar
  • סַבּוֹנִית הַשָּׂדֶה
  • sabonit ha-sade

Annual

  • Cultivated areas (weeds)
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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Vaccaria hispanica (Mill.) Rauschert

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

Parts Used

Source
Endocrine/ Metabolic

Diabetes

Hypoglycemic

Cook plant in water & drink.

Aerial partsZ

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Vaccaria genus contains species (e.g. Vaccaria segetalis) that contains triterpenoid saponins, which in large quantities can be irritating to the gastrointestinal tract causing vomiting & diarrhea.