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IBSARESDUAmerican University of Beirut
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English Name
Spanish thistle
Scientific Name
Centaurea iberica
Arabic Name
مرار
Transliteration
Mûrrar
Description
Annual to perennial plant20-80 cm long, spiny, flat, spreading on the ground when young, producing lateral or erect branches. Leaves simple 10-25 cm long, spreading, dissected, Flowers orange-yellow surrounded by spiny bracts
Seasonality
Leaves and young stems: January- March, Flowers: May - Oct
Locality
N/A
Habitat
Waste grounds and road sides of mountainous Mediterranean regions
Medical Properties
Helps in digestion , Healthy for body , Beneficial for fortifying blood
Edible Portions
Freshly eaten young shoots or in cooking
MOC
***See recipe
Family
Asteraceae (Compositae)
Compounds
Therapeutic Uses
recipes
Spanish thistle in oil
 
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