Name: Ndeewa

Scientific name: Cressa cretica

Type: Herb

Color: Green,White

Habitat: Coastal Areas

Size: 30 cm

Conservation status:



Growth form: Annual herb. Flowering. Mar–May. Status: Native. Local. Also recorded: Bahrain, Kuwait, E Saudi Arabia, UAE. Habitat & distribution: Occasional on compact saline soils around the coasts; especially N Qatar. Recorded from Ras Laffan (John Norton), just west of Doha (Renee Richer) and is common at Al Zubarah (Renee Richer). Uses: In Bahrain, the leaves are used as an expectorant (Rizk & El-Ghazaly); also used as an aphrodisiac (Ghazanfar).