Perennial plant that disappears in the late fall to re-emerge in spring. Its base is seen in a rosette of leaves with long petioles that blackened parts of roots, the leaves are small, rounded and covered with reddish hairs, responsible for secretion that is able to join any particle moving in the vicinity , still common to find remains of dead insects that have been digested by the plant.
The stem can reach twenty feet high, there more than three.
Flowers in the summer months, resulting in pink or white flowers that are arranged at the ends of stems forming clusters unilateral. They have five sepals and the same number of petals and stamens.
Harvesting takes place in June, when it comes to collecting the whole plant. It should make a quick drying.
Being a plant that is virtually without side effects can be used without risk to health.
Contains naphthoquinone, glucose, droserina, plumbagina, propionic acid, resins and tannic acid. Used primarily as a cough suppressant, but associated with other substances. It is used in cases of whooping cough, spasmodic cough, bronchitis and pharyngitis, because it has antispasmodic action. Also, their use as antibacterial makes it effective against staphylococcus and streptococcus.
Also used in cases of arteriosclerosis, as if given for long periods of time is antisclerotic.
If the fresh plant is applied on healthy skin, triggering action is rubefaciente.
For tannic acid content can be used to prevent pressure sores and ulcers in people who are forced to remain bedridden for extended periods of time.
Another application of the plant is to make use of their property to prevent pharyngeal disorders in people whose profession are forced to stay long periods of time forcing the vocal folds-case of singers, teachers, actors, doublers, speakers ...
Infusion. Fifteen grams of whole plants that are added to one liter of boiled water and still keep the heat is left in contact for ten minutes, the resulting liquid can take three or four cups a day.
Fluid extract. It took twenty drops diluted in half glass of water twice a day.
Powder. One gram of pulverized plant that can be taken twice daily, as tablets or capsules.
Syrup. May contain 20% of sundew in composition, in which case the dosage is two tablespoons of dessert a day.
Tincture. Fifteen drops dissolve in half a glass of water can be taken five times a day.
HABITAT: In siliceous heath land without lime
PART USED: Whole plant
CATALAN: Herba de la gota
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