The vegetative part of this fungus grows in the cedars and larches. It may take several years to achieve its full development until the reproductive part appears, known to all as a mushroom. The hats appear along the trunk of the trees above; not subject to anything, is simply a round shape without corners. They are fleshy and are protected by a thick skin and grooves.
Its odor resembles that of other mushrooms when fresh, but when dry they smell like mold.
This fungus is not found in the Iberian Peninsula. It breeds in the North African cedar and larch, conifer trees that are not in Spain.
The agaric white is a fungus and therefore has no flowers or flowering season.
The basic vegetative fungi is composed of the mycelium, this is formed by a series of hebrillas that stretch under the ground and coming together at the foot of the mushroom itself. This part is the same all year.
The reproductive tract as is the mushroom. The lamellae are in the hat containing spores.
It collects the hat of the mushroom, and nothing more do you remove the rind and cut into pieces for further drying. It puts in place of low humidity and after drying, stored in bottles tightly closed to preserve them.
The active ingredient of this plant is the agaricina, obtained resinous material. Contains fitosterina and other substances such as cholesterol.
In small doses is used as antisudorífero, as it is capable of paralyzing the nerve endings of sweat glands. In high doses can also be used as a laxative and purgative.
The agaricina is a substance that can cause internal and external irritations. Sometimes it has been mixed with opium in order to counter such effects.
It is a plant that has been used for several years. Formerly it was regarded as an excellent remedy for many diseases and is used to relieve indigestion, liver problems heal, they often take people suffering from asthma, was used against jaundice, kidney pain ... And a lot of diseases. That is, it was like one of those remedies capable of solving all sorts of evils.
cooking. It makes a quart of water to boil, add 1 gr. Of white agaric and cool. It recommends a cup (after meals) sweetened with honey to combat the sweating. If you want to use to regulate the digestive system, then it should add 2 or 3 grams. Water.
HABITAT: On Cedars North Africa
PART USED: Fungal fruiting body
Fort Hypohidrosis, Laxative Moderate, Mild laxative.
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