Dosages Salt Cedar

A source of a sweet manna, eaten, for example, by the Tuareg with porridge or in beverages (FAC). Resin from tree also edible; salt excreted from leaves used to salt foods (GHA). Bedouin's grazing herds are fed the foliage (ZOH).

• Asian Indians suggest the galls as astringent (KAB).

• Asian Indians combine the powdered bark with oil and kamala as an aphrodisiac (KAB).

• Baluchistani use bark for eczema and other skin disorders (GHA).

• Dhofari take tea of dried leaves to ease prolonged or difficult labor (GHA).

• Lebanese priests believe that manna from Sinai (T. mannifera) was very healthful for children and gently laxative for adults (HJP).

• North Africans boil bark in vinegar and water as a pediculicide (BOU).

• North Africans take astringent gall infusion for enteritis and gastralgia (BOU).

• North Africans take shoot decoction for splenomegaly, with ginger for uteral problems (BOU).

• Omani apply dried leaves to sores and wounds (GHA).

• Saudi apply green shoots of some species of Tamarix to head for headache and fever (GHA).

• Yemeni use tea (of T. nilotica) to treat diarrhea (GHA). Natural History (Salt Cedar):

This inhabitant of the hot deserts, very wasteful of water, excretes salts from glands in the leaves.

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