It is a bush not very big (barely half a meter in height) that is characterized by roots that extend easily through the soil, reaching a size considerable, and this has led some of the people who use the name quiebraarados of detienebuey and to define the plant, which gives us an idea of how deep and widespread that it has roots, so it is very difficult to start up the plant.
It is also characterized by sharp spines stem usually take advantage of draft animals to scratch, which explains his other popular name ass comb.
The time when we can see the flowers of this particular plant lasts from June to September, when they can look purplish pink flowers, singly or in pairs; these, after maturation, are a fruit shaped legume ovoid, with lots of hair.
The sumidad florida has a feel slightly sticky, caused by the existence of essential oils that are enclosed in tiny glands that look like tiny hairs, only difference with the help of a magnifying glass.
For your collection is expected until June, if what is sought is the sumidad Florida or during the time of plowing, so that can be extracted from the plant roots.
The sumidad florida has a high essential oil content, rich in transanetol, menthol and carvone. Is regularly used as saluretic, ie it can produce the elimination of sodium and chloride ions through the urine.
It also contains tannins that give it a mild astringent.
It also has alkaloids, among other compounds.
Its use as a diuretic is particularly appropriate in cases of cystitis, kidney stones, and oliguria processes.
It also acts as cholagogue, causing the output of bile from the gallbladder and extrahepatic tubules, thereby improving cases of cholelithiasis.
Also used as sudorific and processes also is indicated for rheumatism and sore throat.
Infusion. Two grams of florida sumidad added to a quart of water and boiled, leaving it in contact and stirring occasionally for about ten minutes, filtered and the liquid thus obtained can eat up to three times a day.
Decoction. It starts from 25 grams of chopped roots that are incorporated into one liter of water, boil the whole for five minutes, after which the liquid is removed by filtration, you can eat all day in divided doses.
HABITAT: In farmland.
PART USED: Roots and sumidad florida
CASTILIAN: Detienebuey, peine de asno
CATALAN: Gavó, abriüll
BASQUE: Galdarron, itxiok orri
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