Rubia tenuifolia

Flora Palaestina Ethnobotany

Rubia tenuifolia d'Urv.


  • Narrow-leaved Madder
  • `inab el-deeb عنب الديب
  • laziqa / luzeiqeh nahilat el-waraq لزيقة نحيلة الورق
  • laziqa / luzeiqeh لزيقة
  • pu'a metzuya
  • פּוּאָה מְצוּיָה

Climber, Phanerophyte shrub

  • Mediterranean maquis and forest
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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Rubia tenuifolia d'Urv.

System/State Traditional
Activity / Interpretation
Preparation/ Administration
Parts Used
Kidney & Urinary Tract

Urinary retention


Preparation/ Admin. not specified.

Not specified B
Oral Health

Toothache /dental caries

Analgesic, Anti-caries

Decoct plant in water, cool, strain & gargle several x/day.

Aerial parts Z

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Rubia genus has some species which contain lucidin (1,2,3-hydroxy anthraquinone) with genotoxic & probably carcinogenic activity, particularly to liver & kidney. Not recommended for oral use.