Cynoglossum creticum

Flora Palaestina Ethnobotany

Cynoglossum creticum Mill.


  • Cynoglossum pictum Aiton
  • Blue Hound's-tongue
  • `ishbet el-jurh عشبة الجرح
  • gharif غريف
  • lisan el-kalb لسان الكلب
  • leshon-kelev kretit
  • לְשׁוֹן-כֶּלֶב כְּרֵתִית


  • Batha
  • Phrygana
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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Cynoglossum creticum Mill.

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

Bleeding wound


1. Rub wound with leaves to stop bleeding.
2. Extract juice from leaves & apply to wound.

Leaf B

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BERC notes that this information was obtained from a publsihed source (Crowfoot & Baldenberger 1932).


Cynoglossum genus has some species which may contain toxic unsaturated pyrrolizidine alkaloids causing liver & lung toxicity. Also haemoloytic, mutagenic carcinogenic & terratogenic effects.