Herbaceous plant that can reach one meter high, the stem is angled section with grooves that run through the over. Has several ramifications of departing leaves that have been heavily modified. These leaves are shaped lacinias, ie have a very narrow area, like a needle, being in turn divided into segments deeply opposed to each other.
Nowhere in the plant appears hair formation, is hairless.
The roots have a flavor reminiscent of carrots, their color is ocher abroad and becomes white on the inside.
Flowering takes place from the month of May, producing about inflorescences are arranged in umbels composed of irregular dimensions and radii of up to twelve in number. The flowers are white and quite small.
The result obtained after maturation is oval-shaped and brownish color, aroma and taste quite aromatic.
The collection is made in the months of July and August at the time of fruit ripening is the coat of sun-dried, avoiding the use for subsequent maintenance of containers containing plastic.
The fruits contain to three to six percent by weight essential oil with a high content of carvone and carveno therefore mainly employed as antiflatulento, by its action eupeptic, carminative and antispasmodic. Used in cases of slow digestion, bloating and gastrointestinal spasms. Also used as an appetizer in moderate loss of appetite. Another common use of this plant is in the kitchen as a seasoning.
Infusion. Two grams of fruit are added to a glass of water, boiled and still warm, leaving it in contact for fifteen minutes, the resulting liquid, after filtering, you can take the ratio of one cup before meals as an aperitif in cases of lack of appetite, but can also be used after meals to facilitate digestion in people with bloating or dyspepsia.
Decoction. They take forty-five grams of the fruit of this plant, is added to a liter of water, putting it to boil for thirty minutes. Fluid thus obtained, after filtering, it can take up to a cup after the three main meals a day, thus facilitating digestion, especially if food is abundant, and special dinners by digestions treated slowed. Sometimes it can also be used as a carminative to prevent flatulence.
Powder. Even a gram, taken after meals.
HABITAT: Wet meadows of the mountains
PART USED: Fruits
CASTILIAN: Comino de prado
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