Scientific name: Astragalus sarcocolla
English name: Astragalus sarcocolla
Arabic name: anzaruṭ, anzarut, kuḥl farisi, kuḥl kirmani
Persian name: anzarut, tashm, kandjuba
This medicinal plant belongs to Fabaceae family and is native to southwest and west Asia to southern Europe. it has a height of 1 to 2 meters and usually in late winter and spring gives balloon-like flowers in the pink and white color.
This plant has a white and crisp resin with a bitter and slightly sweet taste and contains compounds such as antioxidant, flavonoids, anthocyanins, steroids, tannins, phenic acid, saponin, iron, fiber, magnesium, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin A, vitamin, Vitamin C, niacin, riboflavin, thiamine and protein.
Therapeutic properties of Astragalus sarcocolla:
• Strengthen the immune system
• Reducing the symptoms of chemotherapy
• Treat ear infections and pain
• Reduce seasonal allergies
• Removal of warts and excess meat
• Relieve constipation
• Bile laxative
• Treatment of joint pain
This plant grows in mountainous areas and Zagros Mountain range and in Fars, Bushehr, Khuzestan, Kohkiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad, Hormozgan, Kerman and Sistan and Baluchestan provinces.