The peanut is an annual herb belonging to the legume family, which includes numerous species of agricultural importance for its food value. It usually develops to three feet high, with leaves composed of two pairs of oval leaflets without odd. The flowers are borne in two short bunches in the axils of lower leaves and have a very special cup that extends inferiorly in a very long tube.
It breeds on arable land on the Mediterranean coast, especially in irrigation and much less compact. In our peninsula is easy to find in Valencia. Apparently originated in South America, specifically Brazil, although its cultivation spread rapidly.
The peanut blossoms in summer, shortly after fruiting. The fully mature fruit is oblong, pod-shaped deformity that hardens its cover and form one or more ceñiduras; between each of them is an oilseed, which is precisely what interested in therapy.
In a few treatises on medicinal plants will find this species, as many authors as the peanut is not strictly a medicinal plant, but rather is considered as dietary food. Indeed, groundnut seeds are a first-rate food, rich in protein and fat. The most common way to ingest it is toasting the seeds of fruits and adding a little salt. You can also directly consume raw, that although they are more bland and retain all its properties. In any case, is considered a very nutritious food and is especially recommended for patients who need to take fats. In general, all nuts are high in fat.
Besides being nutritious diet is considered suitable for hepatic and nephritic colic combat, and certain intestinal inflammation. The integuments of the peanut-containing catechol with level-hemorrhagic properties of blood capillaries.
The problem of peanuts and other nuts lies precisely in its high caloric. People with severe obesity should not consume more than special occasions.
Oil. To combat hepatic and nephritic colic and intestinal inflammation. The most correct way to consume is taken in the morning on an empty stomach one tablespoon of the oil.
Fruit dry. Always in moderation, especially in obese people, you can enjoy a bag of peanuts, easily purchased at any grocery trade. It is the best way to enjoy this delicious fruit.
Peanut oil also is part of many pharmaceutical preparations, such as ointments, emulsions and many others, serving as a vehicle of some drugs.
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