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The decoction is applied externally to relieve backache and to wash polio patients, and administered internally to cure tick fever in livestock. An infusion of leaves and roots is drunk to induce vomiting in case of tapeworm infection. Leaves are used to treat constipation and stomach-ache.

Lycium shawii – Useful Tropical Plants

In Saudi Arabia and Ehawii countries similar medicinal uses have been reported. The salty leaves are much liked by livestock. The leaves are eaten as a vegetable after chopping and cooking, either alone or mixed with other green vegetables.

The Chamus and Turkana people of Kenya use the branches for fencing.

Aqueous stem and leaf extracts showed low cytotoxicity to melanoma cell lines and low antiplasmodial activity. An extract of the aerial parts exhibited persistent hypoglycaemic effects in alloxan-induced diabetic rats. The extract shawiii wheat rootlet elongation in a root growth inhibition test, but the reason lyckum to be elucidated. Erect to spreading, much-branched shrub, sometimes scandent, up to 2.


Leaves in fascicles of 2—6, simple and entire; stipules absent; petiole 2—5 mm long; blade obovate to lanceolate, 2—3. Flowers bisexual, regular, 5-merous; pedicel 6—15 mm long, pendulous; calyx tubular, 3—5 mm long, lobes triangular, c.

Fruit a globose or slightly obovoid berry 3—5 mm in diameter, red, many-seeded. Lycium comprises about 90 species and is found mainly in warm temperate areas, the largest number of species occurring in the New World and about 35 in mainland Africa. Lycium shawii has long been regarded as a form of Lycium europaeum L. The 2 species can mainly be distinguished by the shhawii, which is cup-shaped, c.

Several other Lycium spp.

In Namibia the roots of young lycijm of Lycium oxycarpum Dunal are used against backache, diseases of the male genitals, painful and excessive menstruation, diarrhoea in children and as a purgative. In Botswana the smoke of the burnt roots of Lycium cinereum Thunb. A decoction of the roots is taken to treat kidney pain. Reports on the properties of the fruit are contradictory, poisonous as well as edible.

In Namibia the branches are used to make impenetrable barriers around gardens and kraals. Dried, powdered plant parts have a pleasant smell and are used as a perfume. Scott from southern Mozambique, coastal South Africa and Madagascar is medicinally used in Madagascar. The fruits are considered poisonous; birds that eat them die. Lycium shawii occurs in dry to relatively moist areas, from hilly country to the edge of floodplains and riverbanks, also in mixed woodland, wooded grassland and cultivated areas, and along roads, on clayey and loamy, even saline soils.

In southern Africa it occurs up to m altitude. For medicinal use and as a vegetable, Lycium lydium is exclusively harvested from the wild. When planted as hedges either ltcium cuttings or seeds can be used. In Kuwait, tissue culture technology was developed of certain genotypes of Lycium shawii because of their potential for use in urban landscaping and in desert revegetation. Although widespread, Lycium shawii is not common within its area of distribution.


In tropical Africa there are no threats reported, but in the Sinai Desert and in Jordan the species is threatened by its unsustainable use. In the wild Lycium species hybridize frequently, dhawii opportunities for breeders.

The lack of knowledge of the chemistry of Lycium shawii makes it difficult to judge its potential. It will probably remain a locally important multi-purpose species. Chemical composition of important range plant species in United Arab Emirates. Trees and perennial plants. Emirates Journal of Agricultural Sciences 7: Volume 8, part 4. Medpharm Scientific, Stuttgart, Germany. Edible wild plants of Tanzania.

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Lycium shawii – Flora of Qatar

Plant concepts and plant use; an ethnobotanical survey of the semi-arid and arid lands of East Africa. Plants of the Chamus Kenya. Cologne Development Studies 6. Cologne Development Studies 8. Medicinal plant diversity in the flora of Saudi Arabia 1: Untersuchungen zu wildwachsenden aegyptischen Pflanzen mit potentieller Heilkraft, 9: Succulent and xerophytic plants used by the Topnaar of Namibia. Lycium mascarenense Solanaceaea new species from the Mascarene Islands, Madagascar and south-eastern Africa.

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