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Teucrium polium L.

Synonyms

Chamaedrys polium, Monochilon tomentosus, Polium angustifolium, Polium diffusum, Polium erectum, Polium fruticosum, Polium integerrimum, Polium latifolium, Polium perenne, Polium pratense, Polium ramosum, Polium serratum, Polium smyrnaeum, Polium spicatum, Teucrium aegypticum, Teucrium caespitulosum, Teucrium capitatum, Teucrium cephalotes, Teucrium chulilia, Teucrium commune, Teucrium compositum, Teucrium cylindricum, Teucrium foliosum, Teucrium gussonei, Teucrium lavandulatum, Teucrium polium-trifoliatum, Teucrium polycephalon, Teucrium pseudohyssopus, Teucrium pulverulentum, Teucrium purpurascens, Teucrium purpureum, Teucrium stoechadifolium, Teucrium subtriphyllum, Teucrium teuthrion, Teucrium tomentosum, Teucrium virescens

Common names

Germander, Hulwort, jaad, yaad, gaad

Extract from Wikipedia article

Teucrium polium (known popularly as felty germander) is a sub-shrub and herb native to the Mediterranean region and the Middle East. Its flowers are small and range from pink to white, and its leaves are used in cooking and for medicine, particularly for the treatment of stomach ailments. It has also shown some promise in the treatment of visceral pain. In traditional Persian medicine, T. polium (locally called 'kalpooreh') is used as an anti-hypertensive, anti-bacterial, carminative, anti-nociceptive, anti-inflammatory, anti-diarrhea, anti-diabetes and anti-convulsant agent. A scientific study in 2003 failed to find any benefit to diabetics, even though it is commonly used in the mideast for this purpose. A scientific study in 2006 found that it does have anti-nociceptive and anti-spasmodic effects. Caution should be applied with use of this herb due to its known liver and kidney toxicity.

LinkFlower heads of hulwort (Teucrium polium, local names jaad, yaad) in a runnel north from Dukhan in western Qatar, March 3, 2014
Location on mapsAbdulla Bin Jasim Street, Dukhan, Qatar
LinkHulwort (Teucrium polium, local names jaad, yaad) in a runnel north from Dukhan in western Qatar, March 3, 2014
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkShoot of Hulwort (Teucrium polium, local names jaad, yaad) on Jebel Fuwairit. Qatar, October 3, 2014
Location on mapsFuwyrit Beach Road, Qatar
LinkDry leaves of Hulwort (Teucrium polium) on Jebel Fuwairit. Qatar, October 3, 2014
Location on mapsFuwyrit Beach Rd, Qatar
LinkLizard's dropping among dry leaves of Hulwort (Teucrium polium) on Jebel Fuwairit. Qatar, October 3, 2014
Location on mapsFuwyrit Beach Road, Qatar
LinkDry leaves and buds of Hulwort (Teucrium polium) on Jebel Fuwairit. Qatar, October 3, 2014
Location on mapsFuwyrit Beach Road, Qatar
LinkShoot of Hulwort (Teucrium polium) in area between Al Khor and Ras Laffan. Qatar, November 1, 2014
Location on mapsFish Roundabout, Qatar
LinkFlowers of Hulwort (Teucrium polium) on Fuwairit Hills (Jabal Fuwayrith), on north-eastern coast. Qatar, November 1, 2014
LinkShoot of Hulwort (Teucrium polium, local names jaad, yaad) on Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, November 21, 2014
Location on mapsFuwyrit Beach Rd, Qatar
LinkYoung leaves of Hulwort (Teucrium polium) on rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, December 12, 2014
Location on mapsFuwyrit Beach Road, Qatar
LinkShoots of Hulwort (Teucrium polium) on rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, December 12, 2014
Location on mapsFuwyrit Beach Road, Qatar
LinkFresh leaves of Hulwort (Teucrium polium) on rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, December 12, 2014
Location on mapsFuwyrit Beach Road, Qatar
LinkHulwort (Teucrium polium) planted on a roundabout near student dorms in Education City. Doha, Qatar, February 5, 2015
LinkHulwort (Teucrium polium) with a flower on a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, March 20, 2015
Location on mapsFuwyrit Beach Road, Qatar
LinkPillow shaped plant of hulwort (Teucrium polium) on a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, April 17, 2015
Location on mapsFuwyrit Beach Rd, Qatar
LinkBlooming Hulwort (Teucrium polium) on rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, January 29, 2016
LinkHulwort (Teucrium polium, local names jaad, yaad) on a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, March 12, 2016
Location on mapsFuwyrit Beach Rd, Qatar
LinkHulwort (Teucrium polium, local names jaad, yaad) with flowers on a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, March 12, 2016
Location on mapsFuwyrit Beach Rd, Qatar
LinkHulwort (Teucrium polium, local names jaad, yaad) on a sandy slope of a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, March 12, 2016
Location on mapsFuwyrit Beach Rd, Qatar
LinkShoots of hulwort (Teucrium polium, local names jaad, yaad) on a sandy slope of a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, March 12, 2016
Location on mapsFuwyrit Beach Rd, Qatar
LinkFelty germander (Teucrium polium, local names jaad, yaad) near Jabal Al Jassasiya, on north-eastern coast. Qatar, March 26, 2016
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkFelty germander (Teucrium polium, local names jaad, yaad) among dry grass in a depression behind a rocky ridge in Jabal Al Jassasiya, on north-eastern coast. Qatar, March 26, 2016
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkPlants of felty germander (Teucrium polium, local names jaad, yaad) among dry grass in a depression behind a rocky ridge in Jabal Al Jassasiya, on north-eastern coast. Qatar, March 26, 2016
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar

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