Gundelia tournefortii

Gundelia tournefortii L.

Asteraceae (Compositae)

  • Gundelia
  • Tumble Thistle
  • Tumbleweed
  • `akkub عكوب
  • ka'ub كعوب
  • עַכּוּבִית הַגַּלְגַּל
  • akuvit ha-galgal


  • Batha
  • Phrygana
  • Shrub-steppes

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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Gundelia tournefortii L.

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

Diarrhea & intestinal cleanser

Anti-Infective, Anti-diarrheal, Depurative

Decoct fruit in water & drink x3 glasses/day.

Fruit Z

Pain/ cramps in stomach & digestive tract

Anti-spasmodic, Carminative

Decoct fruit in water & drink x3 glasses/day.

Fruit Z



Cook aerial parts & eat.

Aerial parts B

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Gundelia tournefortii contains triterpenoid saponins. In high does it may be toxic to liver & also an emetic. The green plant is considered dangerous to livestock due to presence of hydrocyanic acids.