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Medicinal Herbs

Fay Gotting PhD

The Desert is fragile

Be selective in your taking of the desert flora. In particular leave the desert hyacinth (Cystanche phelypae) to bloom in peace, it is like a broomrape, parasitic on another plant. Its local name is Dhanoun and is reported to be parasitic on Limonium axillare and Arthrocnenum glaucum. Digging up the Hyacinth will not only damage the host plant but the flower withers with dreadful speed. Batanouny

Acacia Ehrenbergiana (Mimosa)

Alhagi maurorum

Agool

Ammi majus

Kheel

Anagalis arvensis Ein al kot (Scarlet pimpernel)

Anastatica hierochuntica

Kaf mariam (Palm of Mary)

Anethum graveolens

Shibit (Dill)

Capparis spinosa

Shafalah (Caper)
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Cassia italica

Ishrig (Senna)

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Citrullus colocynthis

Shary (Bitter gourd)

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Cucumis propherat um

Shary

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Cymbopogen parkeii

Eskabr (Grass)
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Emex spinosa

Hinzab

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Euphorbia prostrata

Labna (milk)

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Foenicul um vulgare

Shamar (Fennel)

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Francoeria crispa

Githgath (Thyme)

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Lippia nodiflora

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Medicago sativa Jatt

(Lucerne)

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Moltkiopsis ciliata Ghabsha

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Phoenix dactylifera

Nakl (Date)

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Ricinis communis

Kharwaa (castor oil)


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Rumex vesicarius Humaid

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Salvia aegyptiaca Ghbeisha (Sage)

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Solanum nigrum Inab el deeb

(Black nightshade)

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Sonchus oleraceous

Odeid

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Tamarix aphylla

Tarfa

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Teucrium polium Yaad

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Terfezia Fagaa or kamah

(Truffle)

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Tyhpha domingenis

Dees (Bullrush)

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Ziziphus Numularia Sidra

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Ziziphus Spina Christi

Nabka

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Do not attempt to use any of these plants for cures on your own. There are local folk medicine practitioners who can advise you.

Overdosing can be fatal.

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Thank You!

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