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Table 1 Uses and properties of ethnomedicinal plants used in this study.

From: Effect of ethnomedicinal plants used in folklore medicine in Jordan as antibiotic resistant inhibitors on Escherichia coli

  Family Name Scientific Name
(voucher specimen)
% yield Part used Claimed Usage
1 Capparidaceae Capparis spinosa L.
(Abbadi 99-20)
6 Roots Rheumatic pain Purgative and anthelmentic Internally: decoction Externally: paste of the root bark of the plant is mixed with dough and applied on the site of pain for 10-20 min
2 Compositae Artemisia herba-alba Asso.
(Abbadi 00-8)
4.5 Foliage Antidiabetic, Antispasmodic, pectoral, antiarthritis Infusion of 30 g in 1 L of water
3 Compositae Echinops polyceras Boiss.
(Al-abd. 99-3)
9.1 Whole plant Wounds and warts pulverized powder of the plant is applied directly on affected area
4 Compositae Gundelia tournefortii L
(Abbadi 00-24)
6.7 Whole plant Edible like artichoke, antioxidant, treatment of vitiligo, diuretic Internally: Cooking, decoction Externally: a paste from the plant prepared with Vaseline and applied
5 Compositae Varthemia iphionoides Boiss. & Blanche
8.8 Leaves and Stems Women sterility, female fertilization, eye infection, antispasmodic Anti-inflammatory, diabetes.
Women delivery
Infusion, Vapor, Lotion, Vapors after burning with Harmal
6 Cruciferae Eruca sativa Mill.
11.2 Fruits Aphrodisiac Antispasmodic and for renal colic Decoction.
7 Euphorbiaceae Euphorbia macroclada L.
(Al-abd. 98-11)
0.8 Latex Urticaria, warts One drop of stem sap is applied directly to affected areas only
8 Euphorbiaceae Euphorbia macroclada L.
(Al-abd. 98-1)
6.6 whole plant Urticaria, warts Decoction or pulverized powder of the plant is applied directly on affected area
9 Gittiferae Hypericum trequetrifolium Turra
(Abbadi 99-23)
5.5 Arial parts Toxic Antidepressant in cases of mania Not used medicinally
10 Labiateae Achillea santolina L.
7.9 Aerial Parts Carminative, Depurative, Stomachaches, antispasmodic and diabetes Infusion and Decoction are prepared in water and taken orally 3 times daily
11 Labiateae Mentha longifolia Host
10.6 Leaves Constipation, fever, common cold, general weakness Infusion of the plant is made with water or tea.
12 Labiateae Origanum syriacum L.
(Majorana syriaca (L.) Raf.
(Abbadi 00-19)
9.6 Leaves Carminative, pectoral, antitussive, aperative, antistomach ache, Carminative. Infusion
13 Labiateae Phlomis brachydon
(Boiss.) Zohary
(Al-Abd. 99-4)
3.6 Whole plant Stomach and intestine pain Decoction.
14 Labiateae Teucrium polium L.
(Abbadi 99-5)
11.9 Aerial parts Spasm, flatulence, diabetes and kidney stones Infusion is prepared and taken orally three times a day.
15 Leguminosae Anagyris foetida L.
(Al-abd. 99-2)
8.6 Leaves & fruits laxative, pectoral, purgative, vermifuge Decoction.
16 Leguminosae Trigonella foenum-graecum L.
6.3 Seeds Diabetes, sexual impotence, intestinal pain, infant abdominal pain, skin diseases A decoction is prepared from the seeds and taken orally 3 times daily. For infants a poultice is mad from the seed and fixed in the site of pain. Externally the decoction is used as a lotion.
17 Theaceae Thea sinensis L.
5.6 leaves Drink, externally anti-inflammatory Decoction.
18 Malvaceae Hibiscus sabdariffa L.
(Abbadi 00-180)
6.4 Calyx Drink, antihypertensive Decoction.
19 Umbelliferae Lepidium sativum L.
3.8 Seeds. Fresh plant General tonic Infusion. The fresh plant is added to salad or eaten as green vegetable.
20 Umbelliferae Pimpinella anisum L.
9.9 Fruit Antiflatulance and antispasmodic Infusion.