Convolvulus althaeoides

Flora Palaestina Ethnobotany

Convolvulus althaeoides L.


  • Mallow-leaved Bindweed
  • madad wardi مداد وردي
  • muddeida مديدة
  • khavalbal kapani
  • חֲבַלְבַּל כַּפָּנִי

Geophytes, Vines

  • Batha
  • Phrygana
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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Convolvulus althaeoides L.

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

Abdominal pain


Decoct aerial parts & drink x1-2 cups/day.

Aerial parts B

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Convolvulus genus has species which may contain tropane alkaloids (pseudotropine) with atropine like activity on the autonomic nervous system. Present in all parts of the plant but seeds are especially toxic. Species in this genus can have a strong laxative effect & in large amounts can cause stomach pain.