Close view of Zygophyllum qatarense

Tetraena qatarensis synonyms to Zygophyllum qatarense are nomads’ medicine in the desert

Tetraena qatarensis, commonly known as Harm or Hadiddi is not only a source of food for desert creatures but had been used for the treatment of different ailments in the remote areas of the desert. The aqueous extract of the plant is used for;

  • Lowering of blood pressure
  • Acts as a diuretic
  • Pain killer and antipyretic
  • Local anesthesia (the extract is applied on the joints and longbone muscles)
  • Anti-histamine/antiallergic activity, stimulation
  • Anti-depression
  • Anti-constipatory
  • Contraction of the uterus (full of phytoenzymes) and
  • Vasodilation.
  • A good sunblock in the desert
  • Provides freshness to the skin
  • Remedy for certain types of dermatitis
  • Topical applications of plasters obtained by mixing oil/fat with the grinded aerial parts of Zygophyllum for the treatment of Mastitis (udder inflammation) in livestock

You can read a lot of material in my articles provided for knowledge sharing from the desert. Please share your knowledge regarding the desert, ecology, and flora of the drylands, especially important with the context of livestock grazing and traditional healing, etc.

Close view of Zygophyllum qatarense
One of the best bushes fits in the desert ecosystem.

2 thoughts on “Tetraena qatarensis synonyms to Zygophyllum qatarense are nomads’ medicine in the desert”

  1. Pingback: Desert ecology, floral survival, and camel grazing – Impacts and the future hopes – SUSTAINABLE FARMING FOR FOOD AND HEALTH

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: