Neurada is a genus of flowering plants in the family Neuradaceae, found in northern Africa, Cyprus, the Arabian Peninsula, the Levant, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. They are desert-adapted prostrate annual herbs with bizarre spiny flowers and fruits. Local people use them as a medicinal herb for a variety of conditions and as a nerve tonic. It is also used for camel fodder.[3]

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Neurada procumbens
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Neuradaceae
Genus: Neurada

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  • Figaraea Viv.
  • Neuras Adans.


Currently accepted species include:[2]


  1. ^ C.Linnaeus, Sp. Pl.: 441 (1753)
  2. ^ a b "Neurada B.Juss". Plants of the World Online. Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 2017. Retrieved 28 July 2020.
  3. ^ Chelalba, Imane; Benchikha, Naima; Begaa, Samir; Messaoudi, Mohammed; Debbeche, Hanane; Rebiai, Abdelkrim; Youssef, Fadia S. (2020). "Phytochemical Composition and Biological Activity of Neurada procumbens L. Growing in Southern Algeria". Journal of Food Processing and Preservation. 44 (10). doi:10.1111/jfpp.14774.