The cinoglosa is a herbaceous plant belonging to the family Boraginaceae. It is provided arranged in a basal rosette leaves of that-the second year-emerge the stem about three feet tall. Stems and leaves have a fine hair that does not hide his splendid greenery. The stem is fleshy and the leaves are narrow and long-lanceolate. The flowers are collected in long clusters, each with its own rebar, and each bunch contains two or three leaves at the base. The fruits are collected in groups of four and are semiovoide figure.
It grows on roadsides, slopes of hills and rocky places. It is often found throughout the Pyrenees.
The herb flowers from May onwards, the fruits ripen from July. For medicinal purposes the root of interest, although the entire plant can be exploited.
The parties herbaceous of cinoglosa contain about 7% of subjects tannic, as in the following amounts to more than 10%. We also found a substance with an odor like that dismisses chamomile. The root also contains resins, gums, oils and fats, according to some authors, there is a substance that may be of hemolytic saponin nature. In the seeds is an alkaloid called cinoglosina and glycoalkaloids, the consolidina.
The main virtue of this herb is to be astringent. Also it was wished to attribute a paralyzing action on motor nerves, similar to the action of curare, but this is still a little shaken. In some countries the leaves have some popularity against inflammations of the respiratory and digestive tracts, used to fight colds bronchial soothe coughs, reduce inflammation of hemorrhoids, and so on. The astringent properties of the herb can effectively use it for diarrhea. In our country, this plant is not well introduced, though in a brief mention its use to heal wounds.
In any case, should be used cautiously because of the narcotic effects that may occur at high doses. In homeopathic medicine is indicated for insomnia.
Decoction. Boil for five minutes 5 g. Root in 1 / 2 l. Of water, strain the liquid and let it temper. Is applied as compresses over the cracks outside of the mouth and nipples, with excellent results.
Fresh leaves. Fresh leaves crushed with their juice, are applied to ulcers or wounds on a pad of cotton or gauze. The dressing should be renewed twice daily.
PART USED: Root
CASTILIAN: Lengua de perro
CATALAN: Llengua de ca, maneula
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