The vernal Orobó consists of a strain that lives several years, and uses new shoots all seasons. It belongs to the legume family. Its height varies between 10 and 30 cm, sometimes reaching a height greater than if the terrain is very conducive to their development. The stems grow upright and are covered with large leaves, these leaves are oval and usually gather in groups of 4 by 4.
The vernal Orobó is in the north of the Iberian Peninsula, more particularly in the Pyrenees and mountains. It breeds in mountainous limestone soils, from 1,000 m altitude on.
Flowering time depends on the altitude at which the plant is located, typically covers the spring, but may continue in the summer. The flowers are grouped in clusters in the axils of the leaves, are quite small and usually have a color between pink and violet.
The most used is the root, which can be collected at any time of year, making it advisable to do so in the flowering season, are most active when the principles of the plant. Once collected is dried in the sun for a while, so instead store after dark and no humidity.
The vernal Orobó is not a plant widely used as its composition has hardly been studied.
Formerly employed as a remedy to disinfect wounds and injuries, but was gradually being replaced by other more popular plants today is quite limited its use as a home remedy. In medicine is not optional extensively used in making pharmaceutical preparations.
On occasion also been used as an astringent, it has properties to lower inflammation.
This plant has been replaced by others with the same properties but its effects much more effective.
Poultice. The root is pounded and the powder is placed on a cloth, preferably cotton, this preparation is applied to sores and wounds to heal them. Also used to lower inflammation of the skin, although its effects are very mild.
HABITAT: Limestone soils in the Pyrenees
FLOWERING: April, May and June
PART USED: Root
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