The maidenhair minor is a perennial that stays green all year round. It is quite small, since its height varies between four inches and a foot in the best. It has a fairly short strain from which emanate many roots and branches, the former are hard and thin, while the latter are long, thin and are populated by numerous leaves.
The leaves are divided into segments rather irregular shaped, hairless and slightly indented at the ends. They are distributed to all branches and are opposing each other.
This fern is fairly common and found throughout the peninsula. One grows on walls and rocks in damp, shady areas, regardless of the latitude it is found, ie, can be born in areas where sea level or in other above 2,000 meters.
As it is a lack of flowers and ferns, therefore, can not speak of flowering season. Like all ferns, reproduce by means of sporangia in the case of less mature maidenhair throughout the year. The sporangia themselves are the reproductive organs of ferns are distributed on the underside of the leaves and elongated often split into groups. Among them are the spores. When the sporangia are ripe they fall to the ground where seedlings are born with male and female reproductive organs. These plants are not maidenhair. When the male organs of these plants to fertilize the female child is born a new maidenhair fern.
It collects the air, which is then used.
Its composition is quite unknown. Formerly ascribed many healing properties but has been shown that most are not true. It was used to "cleanse" the liver, lungs and urinary tract, and even as an antidote to some poisons.
Currently not widely used, neither optional nor medicine as a home remedy due to low efficiency.
We must say that rarely Opila is used for liver and spleen, and also it is attributed to prevent hair loss and even to strengthen it.
Infusion. It puts water on to boil and add 100 gr. Of the plant. Three cups are taken daily after each meal to improve the problems of the liver and spleen.
cooking. He puts ash lye to boil along with the plant. This preparation was used formerly in the head washing to prevent hair loss, although today there is evidence that its effects are minimal in this regard.
HABITAT: In wet wells and walls of dark
FLOWERING: Mature sporangia throughout the year
PART USED: Aerial part
CASTILIAN: Culantrillo menudo
CATALAN: Falzia roja
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