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Salvadora persica L.

Synonyms

Embelia grossularia, Pella ribesioides, Rivina paniculata, Salvadora crassinervia, Salvadora paniculata, Salvadora wightii

Common names

Arak, Galenia asiatica, Meswak, Peelu, Pi-lu, Salvadora indica, toothbrush tree, mustard tree, mustard bush

Extract from Wikipedia article

Salvadora persica (Arak, Galenia asiatica, Meswak, Peelu, Pīlu, Salvadora indica, or toothbrush tree, mustard tree, mustard bush), is a species of Salvadora. Salvadora persica has antiurolithiatic properties. Used for centuries as a natural toothbrush, its fibrous branches have been promoted by the World Health Organization for oral hygiene use. Research suggests that it contains a number of medically beneficial properties including abrasives, antiseptics, astringent, detergents, enzyme inhibitors, and fluoride.[+]

LinkToothbrush tree (Salvadora persica) near Souq Al Ali. Doha, Qatar, March 13, 2015
Location on mapsDoha Expressway, Doha, Qatar
LinkBranch of toothbrush tree (Salvadora persica) with fruits near Souq Al Ali. Doha, Qatar, March 13, 2015
Location on mapsDoha Expressway, Doha, Qatar
LinkBranch of toothbrush tree (Salvadora persica) with flowers and fruits near Souq Al Ali. Doha, Qatar, March 13, 2015
Location on mapsDoha Expressway, Doha, Qatar
LinkLarge toothbrush tree (Salvadora persica) on Al Nour Street in Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, March 13, 2015
Location on mapsAl Maha St, Doha, Qatar
LinkToothbrush tree (Salvadora persica) in old garden in a village of Al Mashrab in area of Ras Laffan Farms. Northern Qatar, October 10, 2015
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkToothbrush tree (Salvadora persica) on a fence of Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalid Bin Hamad Al-Thani Palace at Al Rayyan Al Jadeed Street, near Huwar Street (Al Attiya) Roundabout. Doha, Qatar, October 18, 2015
Location on mapsAl Rayyan Al Jadeed St, Doha, Qatar
LinkToothbrush tree (Salvadora persica) hanging from a fence of Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalid Bin Hamad Al-Thani Palace at Al Rayyan Al Jadeed Street, near Huwar Street (Al Attiya) Roundabout. Doha, Qatar, October 18, 2015
Location on mapsAl Rayyan Al Jadeed St, Doha, Qatar
LinkToothbrush trees (Salvadora persica) in a parched garden in Trainah. Southern Qatar, October 30, 2015
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Mazra`at Turayna, Qatar
LinkToothbrush tree (Salvadora persica) in abandoned gardens in area of Ras Laffan farms. North-eastern Qatar, February 19, 2016
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkCreeping toothbrush tree (Salvadora persica) in abandoned gardens in area of Ras Laffan farms. North-eastern Qatar, February 19, 2016
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkBranch of toothbrush tree (Salvadora persica) with fruits taken from Rawdat Al Faras Research Station (RAFRS) near Al Zubara Road. Qatar, April 29, 2016

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QNHG (Qatar Natural History Group) and associated people, for a possibility to participate in their field excursions and to learn about local nature.