The blonde is a perennial herb that can reach up to one meter in height has a climbing stem, branched, full of small curved spines. Its leaves, stiff, and lanceolate, are grouped in whorls, the apex of the stems appear peaks of small yellow flowers. The fruit is a berry about the size of a pea. The blonde is found in the hedges and banks of many parts of the country and throughout southern Europe, but it is a small plant. Before it was widely cultivated as it is extracted certain dyes, but with the discovery of aniline dyes properties, the plant lost importance and was left to grow.
The blonde bloom in late spring and early summer. The part used for therapeutic purposes is the root, although occasionally the leaves are also of interest since they possess hypotensive properties. To collect the necessary result that the plant takes 2-3 years, so that a root is thick and well formed. Wash carefully and removed the green parts, then drying or sun or drying, without exceeding 50 grados CelsiusC. Once dry milled and reduced to dust.
At the root of blonde found three glycosides with important properties such as dyes. For a long time this root was used by dyers to dye with red wool and cotton.
But besides being a good coloring the root also has laxative properties (low dose) and laxatives (if given in greater quantity). And his main virtue is that it is a diuretic plant: According to several authors, is a good remedy to combat urinary tract diseases, especially in those cases where it appears alkalinization of urine, such as a bladder or a cold high concentration of phosphates in the urine. Lately, as I mentioned earlier, the leaves are attributed hypotensive properties, and are therefore recommended in mild hypertensive.
Infusion. It is prepared by adding a teaspoon of powdered root to one cup of boiling water. It can take up to 3 cups a day after the main meals.
cooking. Very useful for colds bladder. Prepared with 30 gr. Of madder root, well cut, adding to a liter of water. Let it boil for a while, filtered and sweetened to taste of each. Take 3 cups during the day.
Madder root powder. From the root, once crushed and pounded-it can manage up to 5 gr. Per day, divided into several doses. To facilitate more comfortable to take the powder is encapsulated and may contain 0,5 gr. Each capsule, so the dose would be 6 to 8 capsules, along with meals.
Hydroalcoholic extract. This presentation is in the market. We recommend 20 drops 2-3 times daily, as medically indicated.
HABITAT: Hedges and banks
FLOWERING: Spring and summer
PART USED: Root and leaves
CASTILIAN: Rubia de tintes, royuela
CATALAN: Rogeta, granza, raspeta
BASQUE: Otxarr, galtixikin
GALICIAN: Rubia, granza
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