Herniaria


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Herniaria

 

a genus of plants of the family Caryophyllaceae. They are perennial and annual herbs with prostrate stems, entire leaves, and small blossoms in axillary clusters. There are approximately 30 species, found in Europe, North and South Africa, and Western Asia. There are five to six species in the USSR, found in the European USSR, in the Caucasus, Middle Asia, and Western Siberia. Rupture-wort (H. glabra) is widespread, growing in sandy places, dry meadows, and wastelands. Aboveground portions of the Hemiaria glabra are used in folk medicine as diuretics and astringents.

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The genus of Herniaria contains several species which are widely distributed in Europe, Asia, and North Africa.
Mind-your-own-business is great for this sort of effect, but there are lots of other mat-forming groundcover plants such as Scotch Moss (Sagina subulata 'Aurea') or Smooth Rupturewort (Herniaria glabra) that are fantastic as well.
Cleome d'arabie-Toukhmejte Caryophyllaceae Herniaria glabra L.
Las hernias umbilicales aparecen por defectos en la pared abdominal a nivel de la cicatriz umbilical, la literatura apoya que ocurre un cierre espontaneo entre los 3 y 4 anos de edad en el 80% de los casos (2), en alrededor de 90% de los adultos las hernias suelen ser adquiridas, representan el 6% de todas las hernias de pared del adulto (3), se presenta mas frecuentemente entre la quinta y la sexta decadas de la vida, son mas comunes en el sexo femenino (2), ocupan un lugar importante dentro de la patologia herniaria, con una alta incidencia tanto en ninos como en adultos, afectando entre un 18 y 26% de la poblacion general (4,5).
For the acute and subacute toxicity evaluations performed on the leaf extract of Herniaria glabra, researchers found a significant decrease in glucose levels of 30% in normoglycemic rats and reported that new studies are being developed in order to determine the hypoglycemic activity of extracts of this plant in a standard test performed on diabetic rats [38].
Khan, "Effects of an extract from Herniaria hirsuta on calcium oxalate crystallization in vitro," BJU International, vol.
Such species include Astragalus eremophilus, Herniaria hirsuta, Hippocrepis constricta, Launaea spp., Lappula spinocarpos, Notoceras bicorne and Paronychia arabica as well as the delicate grasses Rostraria pumila, Schismus arabicus, S.
Group 1--active diuretics, increase of diuresis by 50% and more-included extracts of Alhagi pseudalhagi, Aerva lanata, Herniaria glabra L.
Group 1--active diuretics, increase of diuresis by 50% and more--included extracts of Alhagi pseudalhagi, Aerva lanata, Herniaria glabra L.
Acute and subchronic toxicity of an aqueous extract of the leaves of Herniaria glabra in rodents Journal of Ethnopharmacology 118 (3): 378-386.
A Moroccan herb Herniaria hirsuta has similarly been evaluated for effects on CaOx crystallization, including by our group (Atmani et al.