The herb is an herb stones too small to measure than a foot high. However, its height varies depending on the land in which it is, weather and other elements that influence their growth. It is an herb often branching, with branches that grow annually, knotty and dark. The stems arise from these twigs are long, thin and green. The leaves are numerous and conflicting born on the knuckles, are pointed and have some tabs on the edges very difficult to observe due to their small size. This plant grows in the mountainous areas of the northern half of Spain, mainly in the Pyrenees. It is not difficult to see in rocky areas.
The flowering herb of the stones begins in May and covers the entire spring and summer.
The flowers are held by the Kabyle and born in the new stems. The calyx is narrow at the bottom and quite wide at the top, has five petals divided into two star-shaped lobes. Each petal appendages in turn is reduced in size.
The fruit is supported by a support as big as him, is oval shaped and can reach 8 mm in size.
The whole plant is harvested, usually when young, although it does not matter when it is grown.
It is unknown composition of the herb of the stones. Some experts say it could have saponin, as in other plants of the same gender.
Although in the last century it was said that this plant had already fallen into disuse, this was not entirely true, since for example it is now commonly used in Catalonia to heal kidney problems, specifically those resulting from kidney stones. Taking infusions of this plant is destroying the calculations, which are expelled in the urine.
Also at that time thought that since this plant cracks the stones to penetrate the root, should also serve to break up bladder stones.
Wine was once used to be cooked in the plant and was used-in addition to combat bladder problems, to heal fevers.
Infusion. In one liter of water to boil one ounce of the plant. If the grass is young, it acquires a green color. It is recommended sweeten with sugar and a cup of this infusion in fasting, but you can drink at any time.
HABITAT: Pyrenees Mountains
FLOWERING: Spring and summer
PART USED: Whole plant
CATALAN: Herba pedrera
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