Perennial plant capable of rising to a meter below ground and can be perennial, living for over the years, although the winters away every vestige of life for later, arriving April, resume their life process with the birth of new offspring of those who will again leaves and reproductive organs.
The leaves are pinnate, ie consist of leaflets, which are nothing else than a kind of fake leaves that fall to a single leaf stem. In this case, we find among eleven seventeen leaflets.
Flowering occurs a little later than usual in other herbaceous plants, reaching its peak in the months of July and August. The flowers given are quite large, light blue or white, and arranged in clusters around starting with a tallit, like a spike. The shape of the flowers reminds butterflies, as included in the family papilonáceas, also called legumes.
The fruit is provided as in the rest of the family, a legume, in this case so long, without hairs, with grooves running through it lengthwise.
The collection should be made immediately before flowering begins, gathering sumidad florida and proceeding at a rapid drying, in which he loses nearly eighty percent of its fresh weight.
The presence of substances such as alkaloids galegina, hidroxigalegina and d-peganina gives a fairly potent hypoglycemic properties, so it should be used with caution as antidiabetic, it can lower blood sugar levels excessively, according to the degree richness of plant alkaloids, ideally using semi-synthetic derivatives of this plant that have a standard action, with smooth results.
These alkaloids also give it diuretic properties.
There is also a certain amount of flavonoids, such as galuteolina.
All these compounds will provide galactógena characteristics, which favors the production of milk secretion in the mother, essential for proper feeding.
However, this plant is ingested highly toxic to livestock, this should be taken into account when choosing a field to graze.
Infusion. The addition of two grams of the flower or seed sumidad a quart of hot boiled water for ten minutes, stirring occasionally, we proceed to its filtration and the resulting liquid can be taken before meals. This operation can be repeated up to three times a day.
HABITAT: Wet meadows
FLOWERING: Spring and summer
PART USED: Flowering tops and seeds
CASTILIAN: Ruda cabruna
Fort Antidiabetic, Diuretic Moderate, Mild galactógena.
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