Eminium spiculatum

Eminium spiculatum (Blume) Schott


  • Arum spiculatum Blume
  • Helicophyllum crassipes (Boiss.) Schott
  • Helicophyllum spiculatum (Blume) Schott.
  • Black calla
  • Cuckoo-plant (genus)
  • Priest's hood
  • Solomon's lily
  • dneidleh دنيدله
  • ja'da جعدة
  • smei'eh صميعة
  • לוּלְיָנִית מְעֻבָּה
  • lulyanit me'uba


  • Batha
  • Phrygana
  • Sand

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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Eminium spiculatum (Blume) Schott

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



Cook leaves in olive oil & eat x1 bowl /day.

Leaf B

Scabies ("when yellow water comes out while scratching" )


Grind dried plant + "henna" (Lawsonia inermis), mix + egg yolk, spread over cloth & bandage affected area.

Aerial parts Z
Endocrine/ Metabolic



Cook leaves in olive oil & eat.

Leaf B

Chronic dysentery

Anti-Infective, Anti-diarrheal

Cook plant in water, then fry in olive oil, add + lemon juice & eat.

Aerial parts Z
Women`s Health

Prevent & treat post-partum haemorrhage


Decoct plant in water, cool, filter & drink x3 tablespoons /day. Immediately after childbirth drink x1 full cup.

Aerial parts Z

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Eminium genus has some species known to contain calcium oxalate needles (raphides) which cause an extremely unpleasant sensation in the mouth & tongue if eaten especially if uncooked. Also contains glycosides & proteolytic enzymes associated with anticoagulant effect & which may potentiate the effect of blood thinning medications.