The harrier is a plant that is renewed every year. Their height varies widely depending on the area where you are, so you can measure from 1 inch in height to one meter. The stems are thin and fairly straight, with numerous leaves that surround them, these are narrower and longer than its size is quite large compared to the rest of the plant. They may be entirely green or slightly white on the back.
The plant is found throughout the peninsula and raised mostly in nearby villages. Usually seen in the debris-filled areas or on roadsides.
The flowering season of this plant usually begins in the summer months and may last throughout the fall. The flowers are small and consist of five sepals and as many stamens.
The fruit is inside the flowers wrapped and protected by the petals is very small, about 1 mm, and disc-shaped. It has a skin fairly smooth, lacking hair.
The most used of this plant are the leaves and seeds. Harvesting is usually done during the fall, although you can pick up leaves throughout the year.
Its composition is not well known, but indications are that consists of betaine, leucine and ascaridol among other substances.
It has long been used as food was consumed as a vegetable because of its nutritional properties. But the taste is not particularly pleasant, so the time spent in hunger and need people opted for other nutritious vegetables with more power and more flavorful. It also has laxative properties and is sometimes taken to regulate bowel function. But its effects are rather weak, so if you have real need is better prepared to take other and let the ash made just a preventive function.
In the southeastern part of Europe and during the time of famine were mixed seeds of this plant with rye flour for use as food.
Vegetables. We take the floor like a seasoned vegetables more. It was once widely consumed, especially in wartime.
cooking. It puts water on to boil and add a handful of the plant is strained and added a couple of spoonfuls of sugar to taste more pleasant. It takes three cups a day after meals. It acts as a mild laxative.
FLOWERING: In summer and autumn
PART USED: Leaves and seeds
CASTILIAN: Ceñiglo, berza perruna
CATALAN: Blet blanc
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