Plicosepalus acaciae

Plicosepalus acaciae (Zucc.) Wiens & Polhill


  • Loranthus acaciae Zucc
  • Acacia Strap-flower
  • `inab el-talh عنب الطلح
  • `innab عناب
  • abu hamata           أبو حماطة
  • el-'alameh العلمة
  • habb dibq حب دبق
  • sahar / sihr سحر
  • הַרְנוּג הַשִּׁטִּים
  • harnug ha-shitim

Parasite, Phanerophyte shrub

  • Desert
  •  Thermophilous plants

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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Plicosepalus acaciae (Zucc.) Wiens & Polhill

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

Abdominal pain


Decoct aerial parts & drink x1cup/day.

Aerial parts B

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Plicosepalus genus are parasitic plants (including a type of mistletoe) in which some species may contain toxic alkaloids & sesquiterpene lactones which may cause contact dermititis, genotoxicity and embryotoxicity.