Perennial plant that can reach one meter high.
From the same stock can get more than one stem, it is upright, stiff and its section has a characteristic angular shape. It is rather a reddish stem and leaves out many many divisions, which can reach the nerve center of the sheet. The lobes are also are very divided, reaching secondary nerves. Characteristically, the leaves in the top of the plant petiole lacking. All leaves of this genus are rich in glands and is very characteristic aroma.
Flowering occurs in July, August and September, resulting in some yellow flowers in heads that meet flat, like a button, and without external ligules.
The result obtained is very small, of a millimeter.
The collection will be made when the plant is in full bloom, then proceeding to a phase of rapid drying out of the sun and a temperature below 35 grados CelsiusC-no matter that during this process is a change in tone to brown in floral chapters, as this phenomenon is within normal. Since this is a widespread plant, collection will be held both plantation and the plant to develop spontaneously.
This plant will only be used under strict medical supervision, since the administered dose that achieved an adequate response is very close to the dose that is toxic, especially in cases where it is administered in the form of essence can cause colic gastrointestinal, accompanied by vomiting, diarrhea and seizures,.
This plant has in florida sumidad thujone-rich essential oil, which is attributed to its emmenagogue and anthelmintic action, being used in cases of amenorrhea and to combat infestations of intestinal parasites.
It should be used in cases of pregnancy and breast-feeding, because of their action as an emmenagogue.
Presents tanacetina-principle which gives a bitter taste in addition are tannins, which give it astringent activity, flavonoids and caffeic acid.
Infusion. Two grams of the flowering tops are added to a glass of warm boiled water, leaving it in contact for ten minutes. It is filtered, obtaining a liquid should always be taken on an empty stomach and once a day.
Infusion of seeds. You take a gram of seeds and added to a glass of water to make tea. You should also drink only a cup and fasting.
Powder. A maximum of three grams of powder obtained from the aerial parts of the plant, spread over the day.
FAMILY: Composite tubulifloras
HABITAT: Shores of northern
PART USED: Sumidad florida
CASTILIAN: Hierba lombriguera
GALICIAN: Atanásia das boticas
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