The mercury is a very common grass debris that leaves the man. Depending on the quantity and quality of the garbage they found, can grow up to 1 meter. It has an angular stem, square and, if the terrain allows, much branched. The leaves are arranged in pairs, two at each node, thin and shiny, have a circuit between ovate and lanceolate and are supported by a long corner.
One grows at the foot of the walls and roadsides, usually in shady places almost the entire country, especially in the areas where man has passed, the amount of waste that is usually always discarded.
The flowering of this grass occurs throughout the year, especially from fall through spring. The aerial parts are of interest for medicinal purposes, either fresh or dried, but if it is the drying must not forget do it in the shade or drying, at temperatures not too high.
It contains tannins, small amounts of alkaloids, potassium salts and various glycosides. Also found trace amounts of essence, a bitter principle, coloring matter, fat and amino compounds such as trimethylamine. Finally, all the organic parts of the herb is a substance called hermidina, which is a blue pigment when dry.
It is a plant very active as a laxative, purgative and in turn little known in depth. To achieve its purpose must be raw, cooked as if the active ingredients are destroyed. But when eaten raw are frankly unpleasant side effects. Although herb has been used and still is even today still, the therapeutic arsenal of any country has equally effective remedies and carry fewer side effects, so its use is restricted to cases where there is no other choice. The French have a preparation of this plant, which seems to work, but not worth worrying about it, because their preparation is not easy and could be misleading.
(Always remember to be handled carefully and that is the doctor who should see whether or not you take any medicine).
Decoction. Boil for five minutes 2 g. Of dry leaves in a pint of water is filtered, sweetened and take small sips. Some treaties ensures that the dried plant has no effect.
Poultice. To stop the flow of milk in women, take a handful of fresh leaves are crushed and arranged on a gauze, placing it after the breast.
HABITAT: Dark places
PART USED: Aerial parts
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