The orach is a herbaceous annual plant that can grow to 2 meters if it spoils a lot. The stem and branches are upright, hairless, triangular shaped leaves with sinuous or jagged edges and are supported by a corner that is narrowing in the upper branches. The flowers are small and not very showy, but form a spike inflorescence calling more attention. The fruit is red or black, depending on the state of maturation as he finds.
One grows everywhere, although not originally from here, but from Central Asia in the peninsula was introduced many years ago.
Flowers summer. He is considered an edible plant and its leaves are its medicinal properties.
In reality, there is a medicinal plant in the strict sense of the word. Rather we have a nutritious plant, used since time immemorial. Gradually fell into oblivion until it was necessary and returned to popularize its use. This seems somewhat strange, it is all too common throughout history: many edible plants that occur in a particular region, when things go well and has better food, fall into oblivion, although remain in memory of the oldest in the place, when for any circumstance food becoming scarce, then begin to rediscover old recipes, which also tend to be exquisite during fasting. The Armuelles are a clear example of food needed. But not only has nutritional properties, is also considered that the leaves have a slight laxative and diuretic properties. They contain a large amount of saponins, not just the parts forbs, but also the seeds. Vitamin C or ascorbic acid is also found in significant concentrations.
Being an edible plant, how best to exploit its soft properties is through a culinary preparation. Thus, we recommend taking the leaves simply boiled with a little salt and oil (better if oil). It is easy to digest a vegetable, recommended especially in older people needing schemes but little substance to fill the stomach.
Regarding the possibility of preparing some tea or any other form of administration, frankly not worth the bother, because if you want to get diuretics or laxatives effects of many herbs have higher activity.
HABITAT: Central Asia and Spain in crops
PART USED: Sheets
CASTILIAN: Bledos moles
CATALAN: Blet moll
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