Desert thorn


Desert thorn

Plants Identity


Scientific Name

Astragalus spinosus (Forssk.) Muschl.

Arabic name(s)

Qatad

English name(s)

Desert thorn

Order

Fabaceae

Family

Fabaceae

Genus

Astragalus L.

Species

Astragalus spinosus (Forssk.) Muschl.

Subspecies

Variety

Growth form

Desert thorn ”Qatad” is a perennial extremely spiny under-shrub.

Plant’s Description

Ecology (Habitat)& distribution

Desert thorn grows wild in desert mountains, wadis and sandy areas of North Africa and Gulf.

Geographic distribution

Plant’s Citations in the Holy Qur’an

The plant is not mentioned in the Holy Qur’an.

Other Citations for the plant in the Holy Qur’an

Other Citations for the plant in the Hadith

Ibn ‘Abbas reported that the Prophet said: “There will be some people among my Ummah (nation) who will gain knowledge of the religion, and they will recite Qur’an, and will say: ‘We come to the rulers so that we may have some share of their worldly wealth, and we will make sure that our religious commitment is not affected,’ but that will not be the case. Just as nothing can be harvested from the Qatad except thorns, so nothing can be gained from being close to them except (sins).” Suun Ibn MaJah.

Other Citations for the plant in the Hadith

History of the Plant


Stories about the plant in Holy Qur’an

Stories about the plant in Sunnah

The plant in the Arabic Literature

Etymology

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Functional Uses


Uses

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Medicinal uses

Constituents (Chemical composition)

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Cultivation (Agriculture)


Cultivation History

Cultivars and Varieties

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Harvesting & Yield

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