The Omo is a thick gray-barked tree that can reach eight meters high. It belongs to the same family as the olive tree, that is, to the Oleaceae. Its leaves are composed of four to eight pairs of leaflets relatively broad, the flowers are hermaphroditic and pale yellow and are grouped in clusters composed. The fruit is an achene it contains a single seed.
The tree is common in Valencian lands. It is also known by the "tree of Mana": name that refers to that practice during the summer many incisions along the trunk, which exudes a sticky substance that, when condensed and hardened, is sold under the name of "manna".
It blooms in May. From the medical point of view, what matters primarily is the manna that we mentioned before. To take advantage, in some countries is planted and nurtured orno twenty to thirty, and then the trees will bleed during the summer making incisions in the bark through which flows a fluid that thickens quickly and within a few hours turns to a solid mass of yellow and sweet. This is what is known as mana; substance containing up to 55% of a sugar called little sister, along with other sugars found in lesser amounts.
Manna is a sweet-tasting laxative, which is mostly children. As mentioned in other plants with similar effects, laxatives and purgatives often differ only by the dose employed. Thus in the case, if used in moderation behaves as a mild laxative, especially recommended for young and intestines are still children. But do not let them get used to this kind of substances from an early age. In urgent cases can come in handy, but if the child remains constipated then you have to see a doctor. You can usually get accustom the child to make a bowel movement per day, with a diet rich in waste-that is, with a high degree of fiber. If instead you are accustomed to work-based laxatives, it will merely damage the normal functioning of your digestive system.
Therefore, we employ the mana properly without abusing it and always under medical supervision.
Laxative for adults. In the case of adults can be used from 40 to 60 g. Product, dissolved in a glass of hot milk.
Laxative for children. According to the child's age, can use up to 30 g. Mana, also dissolved in hot milk. In any case, the dose should consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
PART USED: Maná
CASTILIAN: Fresno florido
CATALAN: Freix, fleix
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