The lavender is high enough that a clump can reach one meter high.
It consists of many branches grow very upright and appear completely covered with leaves, these are quite narrow and lanceolate in shape. They arise in pairs facing and are pale green almost white.
We find this plant throughout the Iberian Peninsula and Balearic Islands. Usually their presence is more common in southern areas than in the north.
One grows in land not limestone and sandy, either at sea level or even at latitudes of 1000 m.
The lavender starts flowering in March and continues through April and May. The flowers are grouped in clusters in the axils of the leaves, are purple and their size is rather small. The corolla is bilabiate. This plant is well known for emitting a distinctive odor.
Sumidad florida is collected from the plant, so the harvest season coincides with the flowering season, the months of March, April and May.
The essence of this plant consists of cineol, borneol and camphor and other substances.
The lavender is used as an antiseptic and it is done with a preparation to clean sores and wounds.
Formerly used to relieve chest diseases and nerve problems, and head. Has also been used to cure stomach problems, such as providing slow digestion.
The lavender has been present in all Spanish chemists for a long time, although not currently widely used as it is often replaced by other plants that have the same properties and are more effective.
Beyond its therapeutic use has been described as smelling plant that can be used for their scent.
cooking. They get 30 gr. Sumidad florida the plant to boil in 1 liter of water, cooled and strained the remains of the plant. You can add sugar or honey if the taste is not pleasant. We recommend a cup before bedtime.
Essence. Mix a pint of water with few drops of the essence of the plant. This preparation is used to wash wounds and sores.
Syrup. Water dripping from the flowers of this plant can prepare a syrup alone or mixed with other plants.
HABITAT: Land without lime
PART USED: Sumidad florida
CASTILIAN: Cantuerca, cantahueso
CATALAN: Caps d'ase
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