Name: Ja’ad

Scientific name: Teucrium polium

Type: Herb

Color: Green,White

Habitat: Sandy Areas

Size: 20 - 40

Conservation status:



Growth form: Perennial herb. Flowering. Apr–May. Status: Native. Local. Also recorded: Bahrain, Kuwait, E Saudi Arabia, UAE. Habitat & distribution: Stony runnels and silty soils; C and N Qatar. Occasional at Ras Laffan (John Norton) and mentioned for Jebel Fuwairit by earlier authors. Uses: Many reputed medicinal uses, e.g. for fevers and cholera (El Amin), malaria and insect bites (Jongbloed et al., Mandaville). Other medicinal uses are listed by Rizk & El-Ghazaly.

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