Appearance: Alhagi maurorum is a perennial shrub that grows ft. ( m) tall. Sharp yellow spines that are actually modified stems are from in. ( PDF | On Jan 1, , Ali Esmail Al-Snafi and others published Alhagi maurorum as a potential medicinal herb: An Overview. Alhagi maurorum, belonging to family Leguminosae, is an highly branched spiny shrub which reaches up to to 4 feets in height. Roots may.

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A sweet-tasting manna is exuded from the mahrorum at flowering time[2, 22,]. It is exuded during hot weather according to one report[1]. Another manna is obtained from the pods – it is sweet and laxative[61]. A famine food, it is only used in times of need[46, 61, ].

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The whole plant is diaphoretic, diuretic, expectorant and laxative[46, ]. An oil from the leaves is used in the treatment of rheumatism[]. The flowers are used in the treatment of piles[]. Requires a sunny position in a well-drained light or medium soil. Plants are not very hardy in Britain, they can be grown outdoors in the summer but require protection in the winter[1].

camelthorn, Alhagi maurorum Fabales: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)

The stems of the plant are covered in sharp spines[]. Like the closely related gorse Ulex europaea the flowers have a pineapple scent[]. A slightly strange report because the gorse flowers have maurorrum strong coconut fragrance[K]. This species has a symbiotic relationship with certain soil bacteria, these bacteria form nodules on the roots and fix atmospheric nitrogen. Some of this nitrogen is utilized by the growing plant but some can also be used by other plants growing nearby[].


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Our new book to be released soon is Edible Shrubs. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in a greenhouse for at least the first winter. Plant out into their permanent positions in the summer. Cuttings of young shoots in a frame[1].

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. It is a most hardy and aggressive species and it is very difficult to eradicate and manage the established populations because of its extensive root system. This taxon has not yet been assessed. For a list of references used on this page please go here. Please decide to work on petals of this plant biochemistry and development.

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You will receive a range of benefits including: You can unsubscribe at anytime. Alhagi maurorum – Medik. Grows in dry barren places[]. Asia – Caucasus to the Himalayas. You can translate the content of this page by selecting a language in the select box.

It is hardy to zone UK 7. It is in flower in July. The species is hermaphrodite has both male and female organs.

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It can fix Nitrogen. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil. QR Code What’s this? Some information cannot be used for commercial alhaagi or be modified but some can. Please view the copyright link for more information. Edges of ditches, waste and often saline places etc in Turkey[93]. Tue Oct 28 Thu Oct 22