The morning glory night is an evergreen shrub. It stays green all year, except when in very cold area, for then usually loses its greenness with the frosts of winter. The root is maintained throughout the year and in spring bloom of her new shoots if you have previous ice.
It is a very branched shrub, its branches are rather elongated and winter become very brittle, easily snapping. They have a lot of leaves, oval and hairless.
It is a shrub native to Mexico, although the peninsula is seen in many gardens or nearby if it was previously planted.
The flowering season is very long: usually begins in early summer and continues throughout the autumn and part of winter. The flowers are very showy, and it is very commonly found in gardens as an ornamental plant; are funnel-shaped, are quite large and very varied colors: white, yellow and even red. Inside is enclosed fruit.
It collects the following autumn, or when it freezes the stem of the plant in the early winter months. Cut the root and dried in well ventilated and free of humidity. Once dried, crushed and stored in an airtight vial for further conservation.
You can also collect flowers from July through October for use as a garnish.
At the root of this plant are different carbohydrates and other substances such as trigonelline.
This plant has been used mainly as a purgative. Spanish travelers brought it from Mexico, captivated by the beauty of its flowers. Since Spain has been growing across Europe, which has always been used as a purgative.
Like most plants purgatives, is also used as a laxative, although in this case its effects are very light, so it is better to use other plants more efficient in this type of problem.
It is an ornamental plant that is widespread in different places, because their flowers are very showy and cheerful colors.
Syrup. Mix 2 to 4 gr. Of the dried root and males with water. Add some sugar or honey if the taste is not very pleasant. We recommend drinking a glass fasting and purging. Can also be used with children, in which case the dose should be lowered, placing 1 to 2 gr.
FLOWERING: Summer and early autumn
PART USED: Root
CASTILIAN: Dondiego, Diego
CATALAN: Flor de nit
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