Fagonia cretica Health effects and herbal facts
Fagonia cretica is a species of plant in the Zygophyllaceae, the Caltrop family, specifically the fagonbushes. It is found in Alicante province, Spain and the Balearic Islands.
The Manto de la Virgen is a plant of rocky coastlines, especially on Cabrera, Formentera, Ibiza, and Majorca of the islands. It is a creeping plant and has star-shaped, 5-narrow petal, violet to light violet flowers.
Another plant, known colloquially as Fagonia cretica, but actually Fagonia indica, is used as a local herbal remedy by Pakistani women where the leaves are infused into a tea locally called Dramah.
- Northern Africa: Algeria; Egypt; Morocco; Tunisia
- Northeast Tropical Africa: Yemen - Socotra
- Arabian Peninsula: Saudi Arabia
- Western Asia: Cyprus
- Southeastern Europe: Greece ; Italy - Sicily; Malta
- Southwestern Europe: Spain