Atriplex halimus

Atriplex halimus L.


  • Mediterranean Saltbush
  • Saltbush
  • Sea Orache
  • Shrubby Orache
  • mullah ملاح
  • qataf قطف
  • rughl رغل
  • מַלּוּחַ קִפֵּחַ
  • maluakh qipeakh

Phanerophyte shrub

  • Salty habitats

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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Atriplex halimus L.

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

Cardiac problems (not specified)


Decoct leaves & drink x? cup/day until healed.

Leaf B

Gastritis/ Flatulence

Carminative, Demulcent

Decoct ground roots & drink x1 cup/day for 2 weeks.

Root B
Musculoskeletal/ Joints


Analgesic, Anti-arthritic, Anti-inflammatory

Decoct leaves & immerse affected part (in a bath) for 1 hr.

Leaf B
Pain Relief

Chest pain


Grind leaves & apply as a dressing to chest.

Leaf B



Grind leaves & apply as a dressing to chest.

Leaf B

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Atriplex halimus leaves contain oxalates which can which can cause kidney & bile stones & interfere with absorption of calcium. Plant may also accumulate nitrates which can be hazardous for livestock.