Perennial, woody, which renews annually herbaceous stems that may reach 40 centimeters in height. The leaves, long and thin, is distributed opposite the stem.
The blue flowers that are arranged at the tip of the stem are very aromatic and provide a distinctive smell.
Cultivation is fairly easy and can be done both by seed and cuttings, the latter being the most recommended, because that ensures that the new plant has exactly the same smell as the original plant.
Flowering occurs in summer.
For the collection is a plant must have at least two years and be filled when the flowers have opened, since part picking is sumidad florida, so it is optimal to do so on a sunny day and well into morning. It is also very important to make the collection, collecting only sumidad florida, without damaging the rest of the plant, since being perennial lignified be facilitating the regeneration and so next year we can again use the same plant. As in its essence possesses alcoholic component as linalool, geraniol and borneol, drying should be done in the shade and always at a temperature below 35 grados CelsiusC, since otherwise these alcohols evaporate, thereby losing the activity therapeutic product thus obtained. For its conservation, save it shall be tightly closed cans.
Lavender can cause allergies in sensitive individuals, which can eventually lead to an excitation of the central nervous system. Moreover, if given by mouth may lead to a general anesthetic effect, with the risks that this entails.
Used as a sedative, antiepileptic, carminative, diuretic, spasmolytic and healing.
In infusion. Thirty grams of florida sumidad per liter, to take after the main meals.
5 to 10 drops of essence per 50 cm3 of the preparation.
Aerosols. 1 gram per 50 cm3 of preparation, shall be prior to the discovery of non-existence of allergies, applied for 15 seconds and waiting up to thirty minutes to confirm the non-existence of allergic reaction to lavender.
Decoction. 30 to 50 grams of sumidad florida in one liter of water for ten minutes after applying it topically, using pads or by washing, irrigation ... According to the treatment area.
Maceration oily. 30 grams of sumidad florida in olive oil, leaving a water bath two hours and one day of maceration. It is used against dry eczema.
Alcoholate. Proceed to the maceration of the same weight of fresh flowers sumidad alcohol 96 grados Celsius , then filtering this solution and squeezing the residue of this operation is achieved alcoholate.
HABITAT: Stony Zone Pyrenees and other mountains
PART USED: Sumidad florida
CATALAN: Espigol, espic
BASQUE: Espika, belharrxut
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