Aristolochia bética The plant is evergreen, fairly high, it can reach 3 feet easily.
The base of this plant is woody and has some green shoots at the top that last all year. In the underground part is a fairly long strain from which do not start rootlets.
The leaves sprout around the stem, are heart-shaped and remain green throughout the year.
The stems are erect but not squirm and grow in any direction.
It is native to Africa. Within the Iberian Peninsula is found in the region of Andalusia.
It breeds in the brush, in hedges and rocky places.
It flowers in winter and continuing throughout the spring. The flowers are single and are attached to the plant for a very long corner that part of the leaf axil and serves as protection. Sometimes the flower is larger than the sheet that the subject, but there is usually no problem because the subject is quite firm.
Harvesting takes place throughout the year as the part used is the root and is unaffected by the time of the year so that its components are more or less active.
The bética aristolochia not as well known as other family birthworts. It has never been widely used and therefore its composition is not widely studied.
In medicine is not used virtually optional. As a home remedy used for years to bring on menstruation in women.
Has also been used occasionally to treat fever caused by a lip fever, or those that occur for no apparent reason every so often.
Formerly used as an analgesic to relieve all kinds of pain, but rarely and always as a home remedy.
Infusion. He begins to boil 1 liter of water and add a piece bética aristolochia root, is allowed to cool and strained the remains of the plant. It can be sweetened with a teaspoon of sugar if the taste is not very pleasant. We recommend drinking three cups a day after meals to bring on menstruation in women.
cooking. She puts the kettle and add a piece of the plant. You can take this preparation as a painkiller when you have some mild pain but not too effective, so it is better to use other plants that work best in such conditions.
HABITAT: Africa and Andalusia in Spain
FLOWERING: Winter and spring
PART USED: Root
CASTILIAN: Candiles, candilillos
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