Pterocephalus brevis

Pterocephalus brevis Coult.


  • Pterocephalus involucratus (Sm.) Spreng. (unresolved)
  • Plumed scabious
  • `ishbet el-hukkak عشبة الحكاك
  • נוֹצִיץ עָטוּף
  • notzitz 'atuf


  • Batha
  • Phrygana

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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Pterocephalus brevis Coult.

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

Chest pain & regulate cardiac function

Analgesic, Cardiac

Decoct plant in water & drink.

Aerial parts Z



Mash fresh plant & apply to affected area.

Aerial parts Z

Diarrhea/ dysentery

Anti-Infective, Anti-diarrheal

Decoct plant in water & drink x3 large tablespoons/ day.

Aerial parts Z

Internal inflammation with severe pain & fever

Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-pyretic

Decoct plant in water & drink x3 large tablespoons/day.

Aerial parts Z

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Pterocephalus genus contains some species (e.g. Pterocephalus involucratus) which contain alkaloids & can be toxic to the liver.