Celery horses live for two years, while the first born and leaves strain fruiting in the second year and then dried.
This plant can reach 30 to 50 cm tall, the stem grows upright and gives the appearance of being very strong but is hollow inside. Appears completely covered in leaves rather large, oval-shaped hair lacking in both the beam and the underside.
Celery horses can be found in southern Spain and across the coastal zone from the rest of the peninsula, are raised in places not very sunny, humid, near the towns.
The flowering season begins in March and lasts through spring. The flowers are small and yellowish and its interior is the fruit begins to ripen in June, this fruit is rounded and its size not exceeding 5 mm, so it is difficult to see at a glance.
The part of this plant that is collected is the root and is best done in the fall.
This plant is not currently used and replaced by others having the same properties and are much more effective.
Formerly it was consumed as a vegetable if it were over and served on all tables both raw and cooked. Were attributed as a diuretic and antiscorbutic properties and also used to whet the appetite of people with little habit of eating, sometimes took the juice of the root cause of women's menstruation.
Today almost this plant is not grown anywhere and which are found in wild plants.
cooking. They get to warm 30 grams. Root in a pint of water for twenty minutes and is eaten as a vegetable. Formerly, to eat this plant, many dishes were made.
Natural. The root is chopped and added to salads and can also be eaten raw.
Juice. Grind the root and the liquid obtained is a preparation with honey and wine. It is used to induce menstruation.
PART USED: Root
CASTILIAN: Apio equino
CATALAN: Api cavallar
GALICIAN: Salsa de cavalo
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