The ombliguera is a herbaceous plant belonging to the family of crassulacean, which can reach up to 90 cm. In height if ground conditions are good. It has a thickened base of the leaves born of long tails, very fleshy and juicy. Both the stem and leaves are hairless. Half of the stem up forms a bouquet of flowers held by Kabyle short.
It breeds in the crevices of the rocks and the walls, but always in shady places. Prefers lime and land without much humidity, conditions that, if missing, make hardly develop.
The flowering of this plant is between May and June. The collection of leaves and stems, which are the parts of interest for medicinal purposes, is made when the plant is very cool, as it is at this point that more concentration is active. Therefore, the best time is in spring and summer.
There is a plant widely used nowadays, but formerly was included in the Spanish Pharmacopoeia. From its composition does not know much except that it contains some sugar, tannin, mucilage and other less important components.
It is considered primarily a diuretic plant, used since the time of Dioscorides. Additionally, the leaves, via internal, refreshing. Used externally, is said to be a good remedy for healing wounds and other wounds, acting as a healer.
One of his most unusual job-without any scientific basis, was recommended by Hippocrates for the purpose of reproductive males, no doubt, more than one truly amasaría a fortune if there were such a remedy, but for now think we should settle for the capricious nature .
Fresh leaves. The leaves, crushed in a mortar in the fresh state, are applied directly on the ulcer or sore, covering that part with a bandage or sterile gauze. If the area to heal is small, you can take the fresh leaf and remove the skin that covers it, to expose the flesh of the leaf. Applied directly on the sore. If the process is done quickly and skillfully, it achieves a perfectly sterile plant surface, so that the remedy is very effective.
Ground fresh. To provoke urine leaves are crushed together and the stem and the obtained mass is strained through a cloth thread. This juice fasting takes a big spoonful each morning, along with a glass of sparkling water.
HABITAT: Between cracks and walls
FLOWERING: May and June
PART USED: Leaves and stem
CATALAN: Orella de monjo
BASQUE: Orma belarr
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