Silene vulgaris

Silene vulgaris (Moench) Garke


  • Bladder Campion
  • Maiden`s-tears
  • Rattlebox
  • fuqe' فقيع
  • khashish خشخيش
  • nuwar نوار
  • taqiq طقيق
  • צִפָּרְנִית נְפוּחָה
  • tziparnit nefukha


  • Batha
  • Phrygana

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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Silene vulgaris (Moench) Garke

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



Preparation/ Admin/ Plant Part not specified.

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Silene vulgaris contains saponins which can be toxic but are poorly absorbed by the body tending to pass through without causing harm. Broken down by thorough cooking but advisable not to eat large amounts.