Name: Mulakhiyah

Scientific name: Corchorus olitorius

Type: Herb

Color: Green,Yellow

Habitat: Sandy Areas

Size: 300 cm

Conservation status:



Growth form: Annual herb. Flowering. Feb–May. Status: Introduced. Local. Also recorded: E Saudi Arabia, UAE. Habitat & distribution: Occasional as a weed of crops. Uses: The leaves are used as a vegetable to make the Arabic dish mulakhiyah. A number of medicinal uses are listed by Rizk & El-Ghazaly.

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