The androsemo is a plant that is dried for the winter and bloom again in spring.
Usually measured two to four feet and has large leaves that have no hair and are distributed throughout the plant grouped in pairs. Are attached directly to the branches and the shape is ovoid, more enlarged and cordate at the base.
This plant can be found near springs and streams in forests and groves of the northern half of the peninsula. Always found near wetlands. In Catalonia breed in areas where oaks and oak.
Flowers during the months of June and July. Its flowers are large, yellow and emit a pleasant smell. The calyx consists of five sepals of different sizes and the corolla has five petals. The stamens are very abundant and taller than the corolla.
The flowers of this plant are harvested in June, when in full bloom, the leaves are also collected at this time.
The fruit has a dark crimson color that ends up being black and contains a seed of purple.
This plant can use the leaves, flowers and seeds. They can be exterior and interior applications and is particularly good as vulneraria, snacks and decisive. It has a bitter principle from which they derive their properties as an appetizer. Can also be used to heal sores and wounds, and finally, in some cases is used to relieve small liver or lung congestion.
Anyway, is a plant of which little is known: its composition is unknown and rarely used in medicine. Once used as home remedy for curing and treating diseases whose origin was unknown. The androsemo-called because it sanalotodo commonly used to cure any disease-solving was considered, ie, able to solve any ailment. Today, hardly used, as little effect attributed to him are largely outweighed by many other species are more abundant and better known.
Infusion. He begins to boil a cup of water with a little androsemo and then remove the plant. It takes three cups a day before meals.
Cook. He begins to boil water with a few leaves for 5 minutes. It takes one cup before meals.
HABITAT: Veras sources and forest streams
FLOWERING: June and July
PART USED: Leaves, flowers and seeds
CASTILIAN: Todabuena, todosana
BASQUE: Turrumo bedarr
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