The carquesia is a woody shrub in the family of legumes. It differs from other carquesia-called thin-carquesia be more woody, hard and rigid and have more broadly winged stems. It is also distinguished by lack of proper leaves and flowers have gathered in bunches shorter. It is a plant and variably in the literature are described many varieties.
One grows in soils without lime in the western half of the peninsula, being rarer presence in the eastern half.
The carquesia flowers (like the other) in April if you are in the lowlands and from May to July in uplands. Harvesting for medicinal purposes sumidad interested in florida, which logically should be collected at the time of peak flowering. Once we have is the dried and then stored in airtight jars.
Composition of carquesia all known-as is clear from recent studies, is that it has an essence. This essence is yellow, slightly narcotic, and has a not unpleasant aroma. The rest of the composition is known very little. As a species with many varieties, studies on the plant does not often coincide, as the composition varies from one species to another.
In Portugal carquesias are used to combat coughs and as an emollient. The flowers are considered diuretic and laxative and emetic seeds. In short, this is a plant with many applications but still poorly studied and therefore should be kept precautions before using. Among the best examples are legumes, with best-studied active principles and clear impact. So it's better that these plants are left doubtful efficacy for cases where there is no other remedy at hand. Anyway, if you use this plant, can be done safely, since it has no undesirable effects-at least in moderation.
Infusion. This formula is guaranteed effects from the flu, bronchitis, pneumonia, etc.., And is prepared with 10 g. Of the following herbs: borage flower, flower carquesia, elder flower and marshmallow root. Boil all together with 1 / 2 l. Water, cooled and strained through a cloth. It sweetened to taste each one and take a tablespoon every two to three hours during the days duration of the flu.
HABITAT: Soils without lime
PART USED: Sumidad florida
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