Field bindweed is a perennial plant. In winter the leaves and stems die but remain underground parts that can live for many years. The stems grow crawling along the ground or with the help of other plants that are close, which are entangled to climb with the support of their stems and branches.
It has leaves around the stem, which is joined by a corner. The shape of these sheets can be considered ovoid as a whole, although two lobes that protrude from the base break that way.
Field bindweed is found throughout the peninsula, especially in farmland, crops, fallow land and any area close to a labor camp.
Flowering time depends on the area where the plant is located. It begins to flower in May at the earliest regions and may even flourish in the later autumn.
Flowers rather showy, are white, pink or a mixture of both: with a white background with pink bands, have a calyx composed of five green sepals and the corolla is funnel shaped. The flower has five stamens and a style divided into two parts. The whole plant is harvested.
The rhizome of this plant contains a glucoside resin that is also found in the leaves, although in smaller amounts.
Field bindweed is mainly used as a purgative and laxative for many years, like the bindweed more of the same family. Formerly it was said that he was able to relax the stomach and was used as a folk remedy. As we know, there are many plants can produce this effect in the body, and as discussed also often not be used except as is strictly necessary. Their use should always be supervised by a physician or pharmacist, as this type of plants, if used often and without control-can cause serious problems in the intestine.
Infusion. It puts water on to boil and add 6 to 12 gr. Crushed fresh leaves. After allowed to cool and removed the remains of the plant. It takes one cup a day before bedtime. If the taste is not very nice, you can add a little boiling water or anise once you have prepared.
Cook. Put 10 gr. Leaves and roots in a pint of water and cook for 5 minutes and then allowed to cool, strain must also all traces of the plant. It is recommended to drink a cup every day fasting.
PART USED: Whole plant
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