Santiago's wort is an herbaceous plant, long known for their toxic properties, especially among cattle. It has a short thick strain, which tear numerous white roots shallow. The stems are fleshy and almost woody at the base. Fig Leaves are elongated and have very deep branches that almost reach the main vein. In the plant sumidad rise the clusters of flower heads, each with a central button. It is a showy plant. It breeds in grassy meadows and places nearly all the Pyrenees and surrounding mountains, giving many varieties of it that are still not yet well defined.
Flowers at the time of maximum heat. Interested harvest the whole plant, although as mentioned above is a particularly toxic plant, so that its collection should be left to experts. It is also a species of which many varieties have been identified, although not yet well studied, so that we can not exclude that some of them are even more dangerous.
In the composition of ragwort found flavonoids, tannins, a bitter principle and several steroidal alkaloids responsible for its toxic action. The most important pharmacological actions of this plant refers to its effects as venotonic, emmenagogue and antidismenorreico. These three words are simplified as complicated as saying the plant is indicated for circulatory problems, (such as varicose veins), which also accelerates the onset of menstruation and finally fight for the inconvenience caused by the menstrual cycle. But do not forget that the plant is toxic: thus, we know that in livestock leads to serious liver damage and that these conditions also may result in the man. Therefore, this herb should be left to experts and when a doctor will prescribe it for short periods or cures staple.
Always remember that their use should be subject to expertise, so we should forget about the potential domestic uses of that talk.
Infusion. A dessert spoon per cup of boiling water. Do not drink more than three cups a day.
Fluid extract. From 10 to 25 drops, spread over three doses.
FAMILY: Composite tubulifloras
HABITAT: Prado del Pyrenees
PART USED: Whole plant
CASTILIAN: Hierba jacobí, sacapeos
CATALAN: Herba de la fita
GALICIAN: Herba do sapo
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