Raised in optimal land for development, can reach two meters in height. The grounds are you most favor those who are closest to humidity in the mountains south of the peninsula. It has many stems with short hairs, which present a certain shade of red. The leaves are caught up, leaving the same node, and each is deeply divided: divided into about three or five segments, presented in its perimeter a series of small dentitions serrated.
At the end of the stalk produces many divisions, forming a kind of bouquets.
Flowers in summer, providing pink flowers are grouped into chapters consisting of a fairly low number of flowers that never become more than five. Each has a tubular shape, a little wider in the apical area.
The flowers contain bitter principles sumidad called eupatorina and eupatoripicrina, which act as an appetite stimulant, facilitating the digestion. The leaves taste somewhat bitter and a scent because of the presence in them of a small amount of essence. The plant also contains inulin and methyl valerate, which provides some colagoga action, diuretic, tonic, purifying and mildly laxative.
It contains tannins, which are responsible for its astringent properties. Have also been discovered acetylenic compounds responsible for its use as an antiseptic.
All this makes the use of this plant is shown in slow digestion, bile dyskinesias, constipation, influenza and conjunctivitis processes.
Infusion of leaves. He added five grams of these leaves about 300 milliliters of water and boiled, keeping in direct contact with stirring for ten minutes. The liquid thus obtained is usually taken before meals as an aperitif and to facilitate digestion.
Decoction. The addition of two grams of the root-previously-milled and dried about 200 milliliters of boiling water, keeping it for two minutes. After these, we proceed to filter, thereby obtaining a liquid that can be taken before the three main meals. This method of administration is widely used in therapy, bladder, and have a choleretic action colagoga.
Infusion sumidad flowers and leaves. Prepared by adding ten grams of these on a pint of water and boiled, leaving it in contact for twelve minutes, stirring occasionally. The filtered liquid obtained after washing is used to perform eyelid and eye baths in the treatment of blepharitis and conjunctivitis.
FAMILY: Composite tubulifloras
HABITAT: Mountains and places near water.
PART USED: Sumidad flowers, leaves and roots.
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