The nemorosa is a herbaceous plant of the Ranunculaceae family. It has a horizontal rhizome much branched, thin but very strong, this starts a fragile rhizome floriferous stem about 40 cm. Tall, with a single flower at its end and 3 sheets to the same level outputs, highly segmented. The flower consists of a variable number of sepals; has many stamens and in the center of the flower are numerous fruits packed tiny, these have each a single seed and are covered by a fine hair.
One grows in forests, usually those with plenty of humus and litter, where it forms extensive colonies due to their branching rhizome.
It blooms in the early spring, although in some areas of flowering is advanced to February. It is common to see it next to the throbbing, which belongs to the same genus. Interesting collection of leaves, flowers and rhizomes, but only fresh. According to some authors, the drying loses its activity and is unsuitable for medical use.
The composition is similar to nemorosa pulsatility, plant also described in this encyclopedia. The most remarkable substance that can collect dripping this plant is anemonol or camphor anemone. This compound forms colorless crystals, insoluble in water.
The main virtues of nemorosa were very taken into account by the treating physicians of the mid eighteenth century. In general, almost all plants in the genus Anemone were highly appreciated by Hahnemann, the founder of the homeopathic school, who told that they could appreciate more than 1000 symptoms caused by plants of the genus Anemone. But the doses used in homeopathy, as we all know, are minimal, therefore it is impossible for a homeopathic remedy has side effects. In contrast, nemorosa may have some unpleasant effects when used in normal doses. For this reason, this species should not be used externally only, and always follow your doctor's directions. The properties that are attributed to this plant are as blistering, antibacterial and antitussive. It is important to remember that for the plant to be used in activity have been cool, especially if we are to benefit from the blistering action-that is, property that is nemorosa produce blisters on the skin.
This species is mostly used in homeopathy. Homeopathic remedies can not be prepared in a home, because they require careful technological processes to which must be appropriate equipment available. Other remedies that can be prepared are:
Vinegar vesicant. With a pint of good vinegar and a handful of fresh plant. Is introduced into a bottle it all together and let marinate about 10 days, after which it is filtered and stored.
Ground fresh. Fresh plant is crushed, reducing it to pulp and applied directly over the chest. It is a good remedy in bronchitis problems, especially in children.
HABITAT: Forest Pyrenees and Cantabrian mountains
PART USED: Root, leaves and flowers
CASTILIAN: Anemone de los bosques
CATALAN: Buixol, rosella silvestre
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