Its height varies from 1 to 2 feet. It has a white appearance as it is covered with a stubble of that color. He has a strain that persists for a long time and which offspring are born every year. The leaves are oval, are affected and join the stems through a corner. Its size varies depending on where they are located, being larger which are closer to the strain, while the extremes are much smaller.
This plant can be found in northern Spain, from locations at sea level to mountainous areas 1000 m altitude.
One grows among limestone rocks and dry riverbeds.
The savory white has very small flowers that are grouped in clusters that arise along the leaves of the tops. They consist of a cup of tubular form with a size not larger than 3 mm. In the end is very jagged and has a kind of tuft of hair sticking out. Its smell, very nice and strong, reminiscent of mint.
Are collected the flowers and leaves in late June, taking care not to damage the strain to re-bloom the following year. It puts the sun to dry out and kept wrapped in cloth and stored in a glass jar. There are usually damaged, as no plant is too delicate.
This plant has been used mainly in Valencia and Catalonia in Spain and abroad is virtually unknown.
She is good remedy for stomach problems and is used to good digestion and to relieve pain when you feel bad food.
We thought that was a very effective remedy against snake bites and rabies, but today is evidence that this is not true and that their effectiveness in these cases is zero.
Its flowers are used in many places, mostly for its pleasant smell of menthol.
Infusion. They get 30 gr. Of white savory boiled in a pint of water for 30 minutes. Slip the remains of the plant and allow to cool. We recommend drinking three cups a day after meals.
Powders. The plant is crushed to a powder fine and mixed with three others, obtained a "powder against rabies" Healing rabid dog bites and that is also a remedy for the poison of snakes. This is a very old preparation that has no real effect.
HABITAT: Among calcareous rocks
FLOWERING: Summer (S. Pedro)
PART USED: Flower and leaf Sumidad
CATALAN: Poniol, poliol blanc
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