The Nevadillo is a perennial plant that reaches up to two feet high if it is in a suitable medium for growth.
The stem is usually knots with a lot of branches that surround it. The leaves spring from the branches and are faced, two by two, are fairly small, narrow and form a single piece, ie not divided into segments.
It can be found throughout the peninsula, especially in the southern half and in areas close to beaches.
It breeds in areas with sand, stones or areas with lots of water, such as wadis and areas near the coast.
The flowering season begins in spring and continues throughout the summer months. The flowers are small, arise among the leaves and are grouped in clusters very numerous. They consist of a calyx composed of five sepals which are the edges with edges, lack of corolla and is very difficult to appreciate because they are wrapped in leaves membranous. Only they are seen well when given direct sunlight.
The part used is the sumidad air, which can be collected throughout the year, but preferably in the flowering season, when plant components are most active.
This plant has never been used and its composition has not been studied very much.
The Nevadillo has been used primarily as a home remedy to heal wounds with poultices of the fresh plant. It has also taken account of its diuretic and astringent properties.
Overall it is a plant for the smooth functioning of the urinary tract, as almost all have diuretic properties.
Formerly also used to prevent rheumatism, but always homemade, never been as well integrated as therapeutic plant in pharmaceutical circles.
cooking. It makes a quart of water to boil and add 30 gr. Of the plant is allowed to cool and strained the remains of the plant. It takes a cup after meals, as a diuretic. If the taste is not very pleasant preparation can be sweetened with sugar or honey.
Poultice. Fresh plant is placed in a mortar and grind until it was too crumbly. She puts on a damp cloth, preferably cotton. All this preparation is applied over the wound like a bandage, and thereby gets to heal (no infection) in less time.
HABITAT: Loose soil and sand
FLOWERING: Spring and summer
PART USED: Air Sumidad
CASTILIAN: Nevada, sanguinaria menor
CATALAN: Sanguinària menor
BASQUE: Elurr belarr
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