Biennial plant that is about two feet, but occasionally can reach one meter high. Its stems have many ramifications of departing leaves have three divisions are called trifoliate leaves.
Its location is fairly common in certain areas of Spain, especially in limestone soils, uncultivated places, fallow fields and in general any ground which is not care, but their distribution in the peninsula is rather erratic because the more we ascend to the north of the peninsula is becoming less abundant and the same happens as we approach the West, being a plant virtually unknown in Portuguese territory.
It blooms in the month of
May and continues to bloom until September. At this time delighting us with some yellow flowers typical butterfly-shaped, that are arranged in clusters emerging from the axils of the leaves in the top of the plant.
The fruit is shaped like a pod not very large, greenish-yellow.
The collection of florida sumidad place when the plant is fully developed flowers from May.
The drying should take place as quickly as possible, preferably at room temperature in the shade, thus acquires a pleasant smell. The drying process must be performed very well and always from the fresh plant, since otherwise there is a possibility that appears highly dicumarol-anticoagulant-action so that its use could be dangerous.
In the presence of flavonoids in its composition this plant has a diuretic effect in addition to sedative and spasmolytic, being used in the treatment of edema, oliguria, nervousness and insomnia in children's ages.
You have that as a straight majority in this plant is called sweet clover, which subsequently undergoes hydrolysis, giving a coumarin which is responsible for the effect venotonic, anticoagulant and activating the lymphatic system. Used in cases of thrombosis, phlebitis, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, and in the prevention of stroke.
A topical level acts as an astringent and anti-inflammatory, so it is used when there are wounds, sores, rheumatism and even in the presence of conjunctivitis.
Infusion. Two grams of dried flower sumidad added to a quart of water and boiled and kept for ten minutes. It is filtered, obtaining a liquid that is taken after meals to relieve gastrointestinal spasms. It can be taken after the two main meals.
Fluid extract. Thirty drops in half glass of water twice a day.
Powder plant. Seven grams of dried plant, spread throughout the day.
HABITAT: Calcareous soils
PART USED: Flowering tops
CASTILIAN: Trébol oloroso
Fort Venotonic, Diuretic Moderate, Moderate sedation.
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