Anchusa aegyptiaca

Anchusa aegyptiaca (L.) DC.


  • Aegyptian Alkanet
  • Aegyptian Bugloss
  • daboun دبون
  • dhoun دهون
  • himhim misri حمحم مصري
  • shabeet شبيط
  • לְשׁוֹן-פַּר מִצְרִית
  • leshon-par mitzrit


  • Batha
  • Desert
  • Phrygana
  • Shrub-steppes

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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Anchusa aegyptiaca (L.) DC.

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

Stomach ulcer


Decoct leaves & drink x1 cup/day.

Leaf B

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Anchusa genus has species that can contain toxic pyrrolizidine alkaloids potentially hazardous for humans & animals with mutagenic, teratogenic, cancerogenic & fetotoxic properties. Therefore caution using internally.