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Salvadora persica, Miswak Plant or Toothbrush Tree 30-50cm


Max Height: 10-15m

Origin: Arabian Peninsula

Family: Salvadoraceae

Common Name: Miswak, arak, jhak, pīlu, toothbrush and mustard tree.

Flower Colour: Mild purgative

Drought Tolerance: High

Salinity Tolerance: High

Sun Tolerance: High

Wind Tolerance: High

Water Requirement: Low

PH Level: Basic

Pest Tolerance: High

Disease Tolerance: High

Growth Rate: Medium

Fragrance: No

10.00 د.إ Inc. vat

Salvadora persica

Toothbrush tree is a small, evergreen shrub or tree that grows in hot, dry conditions in parts of Africa, the Middle East and the Arabian Peninsula. It is valued as a medicinal plant by local people, since it contains a number of active compounds that promote good health. The fruits of S. persica are edible and have a pungent taste. Twigs and roots are widely used as tooth brush. E xtracts from S. persica are used also in some tooth pastes in Europe, and the contents of salt and resins are said to have a cleaning effect.    

Dimensions 0.2 cm

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