Spiny Zilla

Scientific Name: Zilla spinosa (L.) Prantl.

Arabic name(s): الشُّبرُم

English name(s): Spiny Zilla

Growth form: Spiny zilla is a spiny desert shrub.

Order: Brassicales

Family: Brassicaceae

Genus: Zilla L.

Species: Zilla spinosa (L.) Prantl.

Citation in the Quran:

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

Citation in the Hadit:

Narrated by Umm Salamah: the Messenger of Allah peace be upon him, said: “what I see you weak?”, I said, I drank a drug for laxative , He said: “what is it?”, I said As-Shubrum, he said: “what you and Shubrum?”, He said: “it’s hot , tack sanna and Sanout, they healing for all diseases except death” Sahih Sunaan Ibn Majah .

Habitat & Distribution:

There are two different plant species may refer to Shubrum; Zilla spinosa which is a common plant of Arabian deserts, and Euphorbia pithyusa which is recorded in Europe.

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