Phelypaea aegyptiaca – Famine Foods

Phelypaea aegyptiaca


Tunisia: the floral stem is removed at a point beneath the flower. Being starchy, it is dried, reduced to a flour and then mixed with barley flour. The Chambaa and the Touareg eat the plant raw or boiled.

Additional Information

Name Authority:
Hook. f. & Thomas ex Hook. f.; Walp.
It is considered diuretic.

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