It is a plant whose habitat is most favorable form the walls and walls to which it binds through the cracks they present. In suitable land can grow to two meters tall, with well-manured soil and in shady areas. But when conditions are not as favorable than they should, their height is reduced to fifty centimeters.
Its leaves are egg-shaped, are bright green beam in the area, dull or matte in the area on the underside, attach to the stem with a half-length rebar, which is half the size of the leaf itself. The nerves of this visibly seen in both the beam and the underside.
Flowers in most of the year, depending on the area develops. The flowers, in any case are small, with a slightly reddish color. Born attached to the upper leaf axils. The fruits are small, with one seed inside.
The potassium salts has parietaria and flavonoids as kampferol, which provides a very strong diuretic action. We also find bitter substances and tannins, which give emollient, colagoga, antirheumatic vulneraria and therefore is used externally to relieve burns and bruises. Orally administered aid in diseases of the urinary tract Frequently, as in stones, cystitis, pyelonephritis, oliguria. Also used by its action on dyskinesias colagoga bile and cholelithiasis.
Infusion. It added twenty grams of the aerial parts of this plant about a quart of water and boiled, leaving it in contact for twelve minutes, after this time, we proceed to filter the set, thus obtaining a liquid which can have a cup after the main meal of the day.
Fresh plant juice. Is obtained through the expression of the aerial parts of the Parietaria in a porcelain mortar, on the addition of a fifth of the weight of the water plant, thereby improving extraction. The liquid obtained after this operation can be diluted in a ratio of five grams in 200 milliliters of water to apply in the form of washes and compresses on burns and bruises.
Syrup. Prepare a simple syrup that is added to a 10% extract of this plant. This syrup can be taken with a tablespoon after the main meal of the day.
HABITAT: In the cracks of the walls
FLOWERING: Most of the year
PART USED: Aerial parts
CASTILIAN: Hierba del muro
CATALAN: Herba de paret
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