Allium desertorum

Allium desertorum Forssk.


  • Onion (genus)
  • thum el-hanash ثوم الحنش
  • thum el-hayaya ثوم الحيايا
  • שׁוּם צָנוּעַ
  • shum tzanua'


  • Desert

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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Allium desertorum Forssk.

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



Add Allium cloves to boiling water & drink x1 cup/day until recovery.

Clove B

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Allium genus has species containing compounds that can cause acantholysis (loss of cohesion between keratinocytes in skin epidermis e.g. in pemphigus vulgaris). Large amounts (> 5 cloves/day) can cause flatulence, flatus, hearburn & potentiate effects of many drugs including anticoagulants, hypertensive medications, NSAIDs, valium etc. Contraindicated in hyperthroidism. May cause allergies & irritate gastrointestinal tract causing nausea, vomiting & diarrhea.