The Mite is a plant that is renewed each year and may reach two feet in height at best. Can be branched or simple. It has few hairs and even on occasion is hairless. Its leaves are divided into segments rather narrow and short, spear-shaped or linear.
The Mite is bred in places that have not been cultivated, mainly in and stony slopes. This plant is found in most parts of the country, but is more often found in the area south of the peninsula.
The Mite blooms in the spring months. The flowers have five sepals that may be green, blue or white, the petals are divided into primary and lower lips, in turn, consists of two parts. These flowers are surrounded by leaves that, like the main leaves of the plant, are segmented.
The fruit is divided into five parts, is quite swollen and is very smooth and globular. Mite of the seeds are harvested only. Normally, this gathering takes place in summer.
This plant contains an alkaloid known as damascenina fluid. Specifically, we found in the seeds and in an amount about 0.7%. It also contains a blue aromatic essence and the essence of the plant is (like seeds) damascenina, but much higher amount as constitutes 9% of its composition.
It historically been attributed to the Mite many virtues, among which should be highlighted that follows is an account.
It has been used to alleviate headaches. It was also used, mixing it with vinegar to remove from the body freckles and calluses. Also used a tea made with vinegar and to decrease the pain of teeth. A very curious usefulness was attributed to the Mite was to heal cataracts at an early stage, introducing the plant-mixed with various ointments, through the nostrils. It is also a good diuretic and was even believed that he could induce menses in women.
The Mite is a plant once used but today has fallen into disuse, since it is highly recommended to use in folk medicine, much less abuse it.
cooking. Mix 30 gr. Of Mite tea and vinegar and baked later. Let it cool and slip the remains of the plant. Formerly employed this preparation to alleviate toothache.
HABITAT: Uncultivated places in the South
PART USED: Seeds
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