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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
(VaI-M99)
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.
(ES-M99)
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.
(AS-M99)
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
(ML-99)
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.
(TF-M99)
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.
(TS-m99)
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.
(LS-M99)
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.
(PA-M99)
9.9 Fruit Antiflatulance and antispasmodic Infusion.