Calystegia sepium

Flora Palaestina Ethnobotany

Calystegia sepium (L.) R. Br.


  • Convolvulus sepium L
  • Bearbind
  • Greater Bindweed
  • Hedge Bindweed
  • Hedge Convolvulus
  • Hooded Bindweed
  • Large Bindweed
  • el-shabb el-tharif الشاب الظريف
  • finjan el-qadi فنجان القاضي
  • lablab el-siyajat لبلاب السياجات
  • khavalbalan ha-mesukhot
  • חֲבַלְבַּלַּן הַמְּשׂוּכוֹת

Hemicryptophyte, Climber

  • Humid habitats
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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Calystegia sepium (L.) R. Br.

System/State Traditional
Activity / Interpretation
Preparation/ Administration
Parts Used

Heart & chest pain

Analgesic, Cardiac

Decoct plant in water, cool, filter & drink x3 teaspoons/ day.

Aerial parts Z

Digestive tract inflammation

Anti-inflammatory, Demulcent

Decoct plant in water, cool, filter & drink x3 cups/day.

Aerial parts Z

Cough/cold/ catarrh

Anti-Infective, Anti-catarrhal, Anti-tussive

Decoct plant in water, cool, filter & drink 1 small teaspoon x3/day.

Aerial parts Z

Sore throat & hoarseness

Anti-Infective, Demulcent

Decoct plant in water, cool, filter & drink x3 tablespoons /day.

Aerial parts Z

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All parts of Calystegia sepium contain calystegines, polyhydroxynortropanes (alkaloids) & jalapine-like cardiac glycosides mainly in the root. The plant has a laxative effect causing colic & cramping in overdose, therefore caution is advised.