The matacandil is a plant that belongs to the family of crucifers. It is a bit larger than the soles of her family, as measured from 15 to 40 cm tall.
It consists of a stalk that grows quite tall and is more or less branched, depending on the terrain where you are. Segmented blades are coated that bind to the stem with the help of a corner. Both the leaves and the rest of the plant without hair.
The matacandil can be found throughout the Iberian Peninsula. Usually farming near cities as it seeks the proximity of people. It is common to find this plant near the walls and rooms of all the peoples of Spain.
Flowering time depends on where the plant to grow up, and so can vary from February through the summer if you're at high altitude.
The flowers are borne in clusters on the upper ends of the stem, are yellow and their size is very small. The fruits are small vanilla.
The leaves are hand harvested, which can be collected at any time of year, although it is desirable that the harvest time coincides with the flowering. They tend to be fresh but is occasionally used in cooking, so it is necessary to dry to be retained for longer. Once stored dry in a shady place and no humidity.
It consists of a core sulfur.
Like all plants belonging to the family of cruciferous vegetables, is often used as antiscorbutic.
It has been used for many different applications, such as healing wounds and heal wounds or throat problems, some women have used it in preparations for slimming. It was also considered a good tonic.
Today it is little used and is often replaced by other plants more efficient.
Natural. It is eaten raw in salads with all kinds of condiments.
cooking. They get 20 gr. Leaf to boil in a liter of water for fifteen minutes left and cast the remains of the plant. It is recommended to drink 1 cup after meals.
Poultice. It crushed the leaves of this plant and put into a cotton cloth, if possible. Preparation is placed on wounds and sores to heal.
HABITAT: At the edge of roads
PART USED: Sheets
Fort antiscorbutic, Mild Weight Loss, Restorative Leve.
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