Verbascum sinuatum

Verbascum sinuatum L.

Scrophulariaceae

  • Berbasco
  • Scallop-leaved Mullein
  • Wavy-leaf Mullein
  • العورنين
  • العورور
  • خريط
  • عورنينا
  • عورور
  • عورور متعرج
  • لبيد
  • (el-)'awarwar
  • `awarnina
  • `awarwar muta'arej
  • el-'awarnin
  • khurreit
  • lebbeid
  • בּוּצִין מְפֹרָץ
  • butzin mefuratz

Hemicryptophyte

  • Cultivated areas (weeds)
  • Disturbed habitats

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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Verbascum sinuatum L.

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

Parts Used

Source
Dermatological

Acne

Anti-Infective

Grind aerial parts & apply to affected area several times.

Aerial partsB
Dermatological

Psoriasis

Anti-inflammatory

Apply ground aerial parts to affected area several times.

Aerial partsB
Gastrointestinal

Diarrhea/ dysentery

Anti-Infective, Anti-diarrheal

Decoct whole plant (aerial parts + root ) alone or + Salvia fruticosa & drink.

Whole plant (? aerial parts + root)Z
Gastrointestinal

Digestive tract pain especially intestinal

Carminative

Decoct whole plant (aerial parts + root) & drink.

Whole plant (? aerial parts + root)Z
General

Swelling of body, especially arms & legs

Anti-hydropic

1. Decoct dried whole plant (aerial parts +root) in water for 30 min, cool, strain & apply externally to swollen area. or
2. Boil water, add whole plant (aerial parts + root) & hold swollen limb over steam.

Whole plant (? aerial parts + root)Z
Kidney & Urinary Tract

Kidney stones

Anti-lithic

Decoct aerial parts & drink x2/day.

Aerial partsB
Wound Healing

Burn

Vulnerary

Grind dried leaves to powder, mix + olive oil & apply to burn.

LeafZ
Wound Healing

Disinfect skin lesions & wounds

Anti-septic

Grind dried whole plant (aerial parts + root ) into fine powder & apply to affected area.

Whole plant (? aerial parts + root)Z
Wound Healing

Wound

Vulnerary

Apply ground aerial parts to affected area several times.

Aerial partsB

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

Verbascum genus has some species containing rotenone in the leaves & seeds which is used as an insecticide, fish poison & pesticide. It is mildy toxic & irritating in humans causing vomiting. Hairs on the leaves are irritant. Seeds may also be narcotic.