Zygophyllum qatarense, locally known as Harram

A Desert Adapted Bush Tetraena qatarensis synonym Zygophyllum qatarense, commonly known as Harm or Hadidi

Zygophyllum qataranse حرم, a highly adapted bush of the desert. You will see this plant green all around the year if there is rain or not. The camels fulfill their salts and water requirements from this shrub. https://youtu.be/Izc8O6tdj5A

Zygophyllum qatarense is a salt-tolerant plant of the Arabian Peninsula that grows as a rounded, dwarf shrub. In adaptation to retaining water in its saline environment, it has small compact leaves that are rather fleshy and succulent. The camel loves this plant because of 2 main reasons, the i.e. rich source of water and providing abundant salts.

Pharmacological Action and Toxicity
Aqueous extract of the plant is documented to produce a lowering of blood pressure and acts as a diuretic and antipyretic, local anesthetic, with anti-histamine activity, stimulation, and depression of isolated amphibian heart, relaxation of the isolated intestine, contraction of the uterus, and vasodilation. The extract antagonized acetylcholine action on skeletal muscle and acted additively to the muscle relaxant effect of d-tubocurarine. The juice from fresh leaves and stems is known to be used as an abrasive cleanser and as a remedy for the treatment of certain skin diseases.https://youtu.be/Izc8O6tdj5A

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