Perennial plant that delights us year after year with its pleasant fruit, which appears once in spring. It has brownish roots of which share a kind of brown stalks, whose ends are located at number three leaves, these leaves have an extremely jagged perimeter and are also of most marked in nervation of the underside.
Tallit addition to the leaves where they are located, you can see others who have not, the latter are situated at ground level and grow, intermittently creating a series of roots from which new leaves emerge, and in Ultimately, another plant. This is a form of growth, while the plant itself is gaining ground for its development.
Flowering occurs in the months between April and July, resulting in a white flower.
Harvesting for medicinal purposes is done by selecting the leaves when the plant has bloomed, the leaves are spread in the shade to facilitate drying, stored in closed containers, protected from light, stored in a cool and ventilated.
The roots and rhizomes are also collected in spring and autumn, and should be kept under the same conditions as the leaves.
Contains large amounts of tannins, which are found in the rhizome and root of the strawberry plant, so used to combat diarrhea.
It is also astringent and has a certain hemostatic action.
You silicic acid, mucilage and potassium salts, which provide diuretic and antirheumatic, so its use is indicated in the process of gout, urinary stones, hyperuricemia, and cystitis.
Administered orally, feces and urine stains a reddish color due to the elimination of pigments contained, then it need not indicate any other condition added.
Decoction of roots or rhizomes. Add 20 grams to a liter of water, letting it boil for half an hour. After filtration, the liquid obtained can have a cup a day to get an antidiarrheal effect and improve gastrointestinal infections.
Powder plant. It can take up to six grams of powder per day crushing plant, to achieve a diuretic effect.
Decoction of leaves. He added one ounce to a quart of water, letting it boil for ten minutes. The liquid obtained after filtering is used as a mouthwash or as a gargle to soothe tonsillitis, pharyngitis and gingivitis cases. Also you can take douches, advisable in the event of vaginitis.
HABITAT: In wooded slopes of the north
PART USED: Rhizome, root and leaves.
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