Ajuga chamaepitys

Ajuga chamaepitys subsp. chia (Schreb.) Arcang.

Lamiaceae (Labiatae)

  • Ajuga chia Schreb.
  • Chian Bugle
  • Ground pine
  • Yellow Bugle
  • `ishbet el-dizintarya عشبة الدزنطريا
  • shandaqur شندقور
  • חַד-שָׂפָה מָצוּי
  • khad-safa matzuy


  • Batha
  • Phrygana

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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Ajuga chamaepitys subsp. chia (Schreb.) Arcang.

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

Abdominal pain & spasms

Anti-spasmodic, Carminative

Decoct plant in water, cool, strain & drink when needed.

Aerial parts Z


Anti-Infective, Anti-diarrheal

Decoct plant in water, cool, strain & drink 1 cup x3/day + sugar.

Aerial parts Z
Reproductive Health



Grate/crush plant, mix + honey & use as vaginal tampon.

Aerial parts Z

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Z quotes another source for an Arab use of this plant treating paralysis in animals & hysteria in horses. (Flowers of the Mediterranean; O. Polunin, A. Huxley, Chatto & Windus, 1965)