Scolymus maculatus

Scolymus maculatus L.

Asteraceae (Compositae)

  • Spotted Golden Thistle
  • shok asfar شوك أصفر
  • shoket el-far شوكة الفار
  • sinnariya munaqqata سنارية مبقطة
  • sinnariya سنارية
  • חוֹחַ עָקֹד
  • khoakh 'aqod


  • Mediterranean grasslands

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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Scolymus maculatus L.

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



Preparation/ Admin/ Plant Part not specified.

Not specified B

Open boil

Anti-Infective, Vulnerary

Burn dried plant, crush into fine powder, mix + olive oil to paste & apply to boil x1/day.

Aerial parts Z



Decoct plant in water, cool, filter & apply decoction topically as hot compress.

Aerial parts Z
Wound Healing

Stop bleeding & prevent wound infection as an anti-septic

Anti-septic Haemostatic

Apply to wound any of the following: 1. Drops of latex (juice) from fresh plant.
2. Ashes of dried, burnt plant crushed into fine powder and/or + olive oil.
3. Cooled & strained decoction of plant in water.

Aerial parts, Latex Z

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