Herniaria hirsuta

Herniaria hirsuta L.


  • Hairy Rupturewort
  • `ish el-shuleh عش الشولة
  • ghubra غبرة
  • hashishet el-fatq (el-zabba) حشيشة الفتق (الزباء)
  • shuwweil شويل
  • umm lebbeideh أم لبيدة
  • דַּרְכָּנִית שְׂעִירָה
  • darkanit se'ira


  • Desert
  • Shrub-steppes

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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Herniaria hirsuta L.

Medicinal Complaints / Uses
System/State Traditional
Activity / Interpretation Traditional
Preparation/ Administration
Parts Used Source
Kidney & Urinary Tract

Urination problems


Decoct leaves & drink x1 cup/day.

Leaf B

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Herniaria genus has some species containing triterpenoid saponins that are toxic to the liver & kidney in high doses.