Micromeria myrtifolia

Micromeria myrtifolia Boiss. & Hohen.

Lamiaceae (Labiatae)

  • zufa asliyeh زوفا أصلية
  • זוּטָה צְפוּפָה
  • zuta tzefufa


  •  Hard rock outcrops

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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Micromeria myrtifolia Boiss. & Hohen.

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

Heart weakness


Cook plant + na'na barri" (Mentha sp.) & drink.

Aerial parts Z
Ear, Nose, Throat (ENT)

Throat inflammation

Anti-Infective, Demulcent

Cook plant in water + "duqet 'adas" (Micromeria serpyllifolia ?) (See NOTES ) & drink.

Aerial parts Z

Abdominal pain


1. Cook plant in water + duqet 'adas (Micromeria fruticosa?)(See NOTES) & drink.
2. Decoct plant in water, cool, + 6 drops of "ruh el-na'na" (alcoholic tincture of Mentha sp.) & drink.

Aerial parts Z

Digestive tract inflammation & abdominal pain

Anti-inflammatory, Carminative, Demulcent

Decoct plant in water & drink as tea.

Aerial parts Z
Pain Relief

Chest pain


Cook plant in water + "duqet 'adas" (Micromeria serpyllifolia?), (See NOTES) & drink.

Aerial parts Z

Cough/ asthma

Anti-asthmatic, Anti-tussive

Decoct plant & drink as tea.

Aerial parts Z



Decoct plant & drink as tea.

Aerial parts Z

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In several recipes for this plant there is addition of "duqet 'adas" which Z adds in parenthesis is Micromeria serpyllifolia (a synonym of Micromeria fruticosa). However Hebrew & Arabic names for the Micromeria genus are "zuta " or "zufa" . Therfore its unclear what this additional ingredient is.