Adenopathy (f; BIB; JLH); Aging (f; BIB); Allergy (1; X15799005); Amenorrhea (f; DEP); Arteriosclerosis (f; BIB; BOU); Arthrosis (f; BIB); Bleeding (f; BOW); Cancer (f1; BIB); Cancer, abdomen (f1; FNF; JLH); Cancer, bladder (f1; FNF; JLH); Cancer, colon (f1; FNF; JLH); Cancer, groin (f1; FNF; JLH); Cancer, head (f1; FNF; JLH); Cancer, kidney (f1; FNF; JLH); Cancer, liver (f1; FNF; JLH); Cancer, neck (f1; FNF; JLH); Cancer, spleen (f1; FNF; JLH); Cancer, uterus (f1; FNF; JLH); Cataract (f; BIB); Chill (f; BIB; BOU); Cirrhosis (f; WO2); Cold (f; BIB); Conjunctivosis (f; BOW); Cough (f; BOW; GHA); Cramp (1; HOS); Cystosis (f; JLH); Dengue (f; BIB; HJP); Diabetes (f; GHA); Diarrhea (f; BOW; BOU); Dropsy (f; BIB; BOU; DEP); Dysentery (f; BIB); Dysmenorrhea (f; BIB); Earache (f; BI2; GHA); Enterosis (f; BOW); Erythema (1; X15799005); Fever (f; BOU); Fracture (f; BIB); Ganglion (f; BOU); Gastrosis (f; BOW; GHA); Gout (f; DEP; SKJ; WO2); Headache (f; BIB); Hepatosis (f1; JLH; HOS; WO2); Hyperacidity (f; MKK); Impotence (f; BOU); Induration (f; JLH); Infection (f; BOW; BOU); Infertility (f; BIB; BOU); Inflammation (f1; HOS); Malaria (f; BIB; HJP); Malta Fever (f; BIB); Nephrosis (f; BOU; JLH; WO2); Ophthalmia (f; BIB; BOU); Otosis (f; BIB); Pain (f; BIB); Palsy (f; DEP); Paralysis (f; HAD); Rheumatism (f; HJP;
WO2); Sclerosis (f; BIB); Sciatica (f; BIB); Scrofula (f; BIB; BOU); Scurvy (f1; DEP; WO2); Snakebite (f; BIB); Sore (f; DEP); Splenomegaly (f; BIB); Splenosis (f; BIB; BOU; WO2); Toothache (f; BIB); Tuberculosis (f1; BIB; WO2); Tumors (f1; BIB; HOS); Ulcer (f; BIB); Uterosis (f; JLH); Wart (f; BIB; JLH); Worm (f; GHA).
Dosages (Caper Bush):
Food farmacy. Young pickled buds, the capers of commerce, imparted the biblical "desire" or relish to food. Mediterranean capers are gathered and steeped in vinegar for an appetizer. Flower buds used to flavor canapes, gravies, salads, and sauces, after being cooked and pickled. Raw capers are all but unpalatable and much improved in the pickling process. Bay leaves, black pepper, and/or tarragon are good in the pickling vinegar. Some favor capers pickled in sea salt. Some French sauces graced with capers include ravigote, remoulade, tartare, and some vinaigrettes. Sprouts sometimes eaten like asparagus, as well as the buds and shoots. Pickled fruits eaten in Arabia, in Cyprus, and Punjab; branch tips are also pickled (FAC; HOS; TAD; TAN).
• Algerians boil whole plant in oil as a puerperal hydragogue (HOS).
• Arabians use leaves with leaves of Rhazya stricta for diabetes (GHA).
• Arabians use powdered leaves in cooking oil as eardrops for earache (GHA).
• Asian Indians apply the expressed caper juice to earache (BI2).
• Asian Indians use capers for burns, pulmonosis, sores, tuberculosis, and wounds (BI2).
• Bedouins use, with Teucrium pilosum, as a cold inhalant; they boil chopped or powdered leaves, inhaling the vapors for headache; they apply decoction in cloth poultices to arthritic pains; barren women are covered with ground leaves of Capparis and Tamarix to inhale the vapors (HOS).
• Hoggar use the plant to treat rheumatism (UPW).
• Iranians use the plant for intermittent fever and rheumatism (HOS).
• Latinos take brandy, honey, or wine decoctions for liver ailments (JLH).
• Lebanese take plant decoction for dengue, malaria, and Malta fever, regarding the root specific for malaria or splenomegaly following malaria (HJP),
• North Africans use flower buds in compresses for the eyes (BOU).
• Spaniards think eating capers staves off old age (BI2).
• Unani consider the root bark aperient, analgesic, emmenagogue, expectorant, and vermifuge, using it in adenopathy, paralysis, rheumatism, splenomegaly, and toothache; they use the juice to kill worms (KAB).
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