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English Name
Tumbleweed; Gundelia
Scientific Name
Gundelia tournefortii
Arabic Name
عكوب
Transliteration
akkub
Description
Spiny, thistle-like perennial growing to 0.35m *see picture
Seasonality
stems and flower buds: January - March. Flowers: May-August (Jordan) Collected from april till mid june (Lebanon)
Locality
Al jowz Altitude: 1560 Latitude North: N 34°28'10.7" Latitude East:E 036°17'02.9" Collector: Antoun Maacaroun Date: 4/20/2005
Habitat
Plains and mountains to 3000 metres -- Requires a sunny position and a well-drained soil **West of Asia in Lebanon. Waste grounds of limestone hills, especially at low attitudes of less than 1000 m in Jordan.
Medical Properties
Anti-cancer properties - For urinary tract system problems - Nutritious like meat - Healthy for the body - High in Iron - High in protein - High in vitamins - High in vitamins A and B - Improves appetite - Nutritious - Strengthens blood - Strengthens the nervous system - Tastes good - Treats kidney problems - Treats Urine retention
Edible Portions
Leaves and stalks
MOC
Cooked as a stew with meat, chickpeas or tomato sauce; fried; omelet; pickled *see recipes
Family
Amaranthaceae
Compounds
Therapeutic Uses
recipes
Gundelia cooked
Gundelia
Fried Gundelia
Gundelia with eggs
 
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