Tamarix aphylla

Tamarix aphylla (L.) H.Karst.


  • Tamarix articulata Vahl
  • Athel Pine
  • Athel Tamarisk
  • Athel tree
  • athl أثل
  • tarfa طرفاء
  • אֵשֶׁל הַפְּרָקִים
  • eshel ha-praqim


  • Desert
  • Thermophilous

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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Tamarix aphylla (L.) H.Karst.

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

Clean teeth


Wash & peel branches & use to clean teeth daily after meals.

Branch /twig B

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Tamarix aphylla stem & bark contains saponins, coumarins & alkaloids which may be toxic. Leaves also contain cardiac glycosides.