The balm is a herbaceous plant that branches profusely at the base and form loose turf, most often large, with stiff leaves, slimy, oldest of the lower and upper upright, all supported by a long corner. The stem reaches 20 cm. Tall and the flowers are arranged in terminal clusters, with a few pleasant-looking white flowers, held by Kabyle as long as they do.
It breeds in the calcareous rocks of the Levantine mountains of the peninsula from the eastern Pyrenees area to Valencia.
The balm blooms around May. Depending on the height to which you are, the plant can continue throwing flowers well into June. Purposes of harvesting the whole plant medicinal care. Must be collected when in flower, as it is at this point that greater concentration is active. Once plucked from their natural habitat is dried in the shade or drying, at temperatures below
at 30 grados CelsiusC.
The chemical composition of this plant is completely unknown. It is known that in folk medicine, both in Catalonia and Aragon province is mainly used as vulneraria, ie, to cure sores, wounds, etc.. Also known to have certain healing and astringent properties, although the latter virtues are less known. The great writers of antiquity did not speak at all of the balm in his writings, it is assumed that either ignored or this herb was confused with another similar. Only in a brief mention of the plant as an effective remedy to heal sores and wounds, but without giving too much advertising. In any case, this herb is collected as part of our extensive medicinal plants, though no doubt there are better examples with which to combat the many ailments that afflict us. As always we seek a remedy, we must not forget that the council's personnel should always be taken into account to avoid possible side effects.
Untura. With olive oil and a handful of balm, a bottle properly capped preparing a tincture that is left very much appreciated
forty days. It is recommended in this case from the fresh plant to make the most.
The manner of use is very simple. Smeared directly sores and wounds with this mixture, then coating them with a clean gauze.
You can also prepare various spirits or other simple preparations
HABITAT: Limestone mountains of the Levant
FLOWERING: May and June
PART USED: Whole plant
CATALAN: Bâlsam, consolda
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