Convolvulus arvensis

Convolvulus arvensis L.


  • Corn Bindweed
  • Field Bindweed
  • `ulleiq عليق
  • lablab el-huqul لبلاب الحقول
  • madad abiadh مداد أبيض
  • muddeida مديدة
  • חֲבַלְבַּל הַשָּׂדֶה
  • khavalbal ha-sadeh

Geophyte, Climber

  • Nutrient-rich soils
  • ruderal

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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Convolvulus arvensis L.

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



Decoct aerial parts & drink x1-2 cups/day.

Aerial parts B
Kidney & Urinary Tract

Kidney stones & urinary obstruction

Anti-lithic, Deobstruent

Cook aerial parts in water & drink.

Aerial parts Z
Wound Healing



Prepare aerial parts as poultice & apply to recent wounds.

Aerial parts B

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Convulvulus arvensis contains tropane alkaloids (pseudotropine) with atropine like activity on the autonomic nervous system. The alkaloids are present in all parts of the plant with seeds especially toxic. Species in the Convulvulus genus can have a strong laxative effect & in large amounts can cause stomach pain