Oxalis pes-caprae

Oxalis pes-caprae L


  • Bermuda-buttercup
  • Sourgrass
  • Yellow Sourgrass
  • `urf el-leimun عرف الليمون
  • hummeideh حميضة
  • humsis حمصيص
  • חַמְצִיץ נָטוּי
  • khamtzitz natuy


  • Disturbed habitats

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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Oxalis pes-caprae L

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

Skin abscess

Anti-Infective, Vulnerary

Grind roots & apply to affected area x2/day.

Root B



Grind roots & apply locally x2/day.

Root B

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Oxalis genus has some species which may contain oxalates causing kidney stones. Also associated with vulvodynia (burning, itching, soreness, throbbing sensation in vulva) & interferes with absorption of calcium.