The colic is small enough that a clump can reach 10 to 30 cm in height.
That portion of the base is maintained throughout the year and is woody, while stems and leaves sprout every year. It consists of fairly thin and upright branches that are covered with narrow leaves that attach directly to these branches, without corner.
Can be found in the coastal area of the entire peninsula, from Andalusia to Catalonia and the entire Atlantic coast.
It breeds in dry and arid areas.
It flowers in April and continuing throughout the spring to complete in late summer. The flowers are clustered in the leaf axils. The cup is very narrow, tubular, and divided in the extreme in several sharp peaks. It is covered with hair.
The whole plant gives off a distinctive odor that makes it easily recognizable.
Are collected sumidad leaves and flowers. The time of harvest of the leaves can be year-round, although it is desirable to match the flowering season is when the components are most active. The flowers have to be collected from April through June. To preserve the leaves is necessary to dry and then store them in place without moisture.
This plant has been used in medicine never optional and for this reason has not been studied composition.
It was once very popular, as were attributed very effective powers to heal severe pain caused by cramps and sometimes also against stomach pains. Also have been ascribed as an antiseptic and healing properties, though none of this has been proven yet.
Its use has always been home and over the years has been replaced by other plants studied, and much more effective in healing this type of pain.
Cooking: add 30 gr. Of the plant to a liter of water begins to warm up for twenty minutes, then slip the remains of the plant and allow to cool. If the taste is not very pleasant can be sweetened with sugar or honey. A cup is recommended if severe stomach pain or cramps. This home is fully prepared for a long time and is not used as it has been replaced by others.
HABITAT: Landlocked country
FLOWERING: Spring and summer
PART USED: Leaves and flower sumidad
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