Alkanna orientalis

Alkanna orientalis (L.) Boiss.


  • Chinese Alkanet
  • Oriental Alkanet
  • hawa' jawi el-sharq هواء جوي الشرق
  • hinna'ya حنائية
  • אַלְקַנָּה מִזְרָחִית
  • alkana mizrakhit


  • Shrub-steppes

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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Alkanna orientalis (L.) Boiss.

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



Boil aerial parts + olive oil + soap + bee`s wax & apply to burn.

Aerial parts B

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Alkanna genus has species that may contain pyrrolizidine alkaloids in roots & should be avoided in pregnancy. May cause acute liver failure, cirrhosis, pneumonitis, pulmonary hypertension & heart failure.