Biblical plants and flowers: Lycium europaeum, Lycium intricatum, Lycium mediterraneum, Boxthorn, European matrimony-vine, European tea tree, אטד אירופי. Lycium europaeum is a perennial woody deciduous member of the Lycium genus in the family Solanaceae. Taxonomy. Superdivision: Spermatophyta. Division: Angiospermae. Class: Dicotyledoneae. Family: Solanaceae. Genus: Lycium.

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The Lycium species capacity of reducing the incidence of cancer and also of halting or reserving the growth of cancer was reported by traditional healers.

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Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts. Practical Plants is a community wiki. It is being investigated as a food that is capable of reducing the incidence of cancer and also as a means of halting or reversing the growth of cancers[].

It is also a fairly good source of essential fatty acids, which is fairly unusual for a fruit. Material uses Plants have an extensive root system and can be planted to stabilize banks [2]. In his Naturalis historiaPliny the Elder describes boxthorn as a medicinal plant recommended as a treatment for sore eyes and inflammation, as does Pedanius Dioscorides in his P. Europeum pharmacorum simplicium reique medicae. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


Lycium europaeum European tea-tree, Box thorn, PFAF Plant Database

Spines mm long. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. No Main Synonyms Full list of synonyms: Lycium are shrubsoften thornygrowing 1 to 4 meters tall. Insects associated with this species: If eurropaeum supplied is taken from a book, journal or website, please provide the corresponding reference or website address.

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In his publication Species PlantarumLinnaeus describes three Lycium species: Flora Europaea Cambridge University Press It is hardy to zone UK 9. The fruit is a berry about 8mm in diameter [2].

African boxthorn Lycium ferocissimum. South America has the most species, followed by North America and southern Africa. Plants For A Future can not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants.

Results showed that Lycium extract exhibits the ability to reduce cancer cell viability, inhibits proliferation, and induces apoptosis in A human lung cancer cells and PC12 rat adrenal medulla cancer cells, in a concentration- and time-dependent manner.


Tolerates maritime exposure [2]. Only the fully ripe fruits should be eaten[K]. So they were living all lycim way from Beersheba to the Valley of Hinnom.

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Lycium shawii

Published date of profile: Invasive species include L. There are several scattered across Europe and Asia, and one is native to Australia.

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The Jepson eFlora Descendants Cultivars Varieties None listed. Views Read Edit View history. Europe to the Mediterranean. Plants have an extensive root system and can be planted to stabilize banks[].

Eeuropaeum are currently updating this section. The fruit is a two-chambered, usually fleshy and juicy berry which can be red, orange, yellow, or black. However, use of the leaves is well documented and fairly widespread in some areas. Availability depends on season.