Calicotome villosa

Calicotome villosa (Poir.) Link

Leguminosae (Fabaceae)

  • Calycotome villosa (Poir.) Link
  • Spiny Broom
  • Thorny Broom
  • qundel قنديل
  • qundol قوندول
  • קִדָּה שְׂעִירָה
  • qida se'ira

Phanerophyte shrub

  • Batha
  • Mediterranean maquis and forest
  • Phrygana
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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Calicotome villosa (Poir.) Link

Medicinal Complaints / Uses
System/State Traditional
Activity / Interpretation Traditional
Preparation/ Administration
Parts Used Source

Warts/ blisters ( "Yabalot" in Hebrew according to Z)


Prick wart a few times with thorns & it will disappear.

Thorns (spines) Z
Endocrine/ Metabolic



Decoct stems & drink x1 cup/day.

Stem B

Inflammation of stomach & intestines

Anti-inflammatory, Demulcent

Decoct flowers & fruits in water, cool, filter & drink x3 cups/day.

Flower, Fruit Z
Men`s Health/ Sexuality

Increase virility


Decoct flowers & fruits in water, cool, filter & drink x 4 cups /day.

Flower, Fruit Z
Musculoskeletal/ Joints

Joint inflammation & rheumatic pain

Analgesic, Anti-arthritic, Anti-inflammatory

Decoct flowers & fruits in water, cool, filter & use externally x2/day.

Flower, Fruit Z
Women`s Health

Prevent abortion


Decoct flowers & fruits in water, cool, filter & drink x1 cup/day throughout pregnancy.

Flower, Fruit Z

Other Uses

Calicotome villosa (Poir.) Link

Other Uses
System/State Complaint / Use Activity / Interpretation Traditional
Parts Used Source

Prepare yellow dye


Decoct flowers in water & use as dye.

Flower Z

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