Clematis cirrhosa

Flora Palaestina Ethnobotany

Clematis cirrhosa L.


  • Evergreen Clematis
  • Evergreen Traveller's Joy
  • Fern-leaved Clematis
  • Virgin`s Bower
  • `ishbet el-burudeh el-jinsiyya عشبة البرودة الجنسية
  • `ulleiq عليق
  • ghashiyeh غاشية
  • mal'a ملعى
  • zalzelet ha-qnoqanot
  • זַלְזֶלֶת הַקְּנוֹקָנוֹת

Climber, Phanerophyte shrub

  • Mediterranean maquis and forest
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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Clematis cirrhosa L.

System/State Traditional
Activity / Interpretation
Preparation/ Administration
Parts Used



Burn twigs & apply to warts to cauterize them.

Barnch /twig B
Endocrine/ Metabolic

Diabetes mellitus


Cook plant in water & drink.

Aerial parts Z
Mens Health/Sexuality

Male impotence


Decoct aerial parts & drink 1 cup x1/day.

Aerial parts B
Men`s Health/ Sexuality

Increase male sexual potency


Crush fresh overground part & insert into rectum (See NOTES).

Aerial parts Z

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In the recipe to increase male sexual potency, Z notes that this species causes swelling, inflammation & secretion of pus, which he states is the desired action !!


Clematis genus has species that contain the irritant glycoside ranunculin which is converted to protoanemonin, a vesicant or blistering agent when the plant is chewed & macerated. Levels are low, vary with species & are polymerized to non -toxic anemonin. The Dried plant contains mostly non toxic anemonin. (See also NOTES)