The asshole is a shrub rather small in height varies from 5 to 25 cm in the best. The plant consists of a clump from which arise quite woody numerous branches that form. The set is rounded. The leaves on the branches are born, they join directly without using any corner, being coated with a thin hair and are quite narrow and long, making his point in a thorn in some of them.
This plant can be found in almost all the peninsula, but is most common in the area near the Mediterranean coast.
Breeding sites are covered with stones or among rocks.
It begins to flower in May, and depending on the area where you are can flourish even in July or August.
The flowers are quite small, have a whitish color and grouped in clusters are born. The fruit is rounded, is very small and like flowers are clustered.
The part used in this herbaceous plant is the sumidad therefore can be collected at any time, be recommended that your collection coincides with the flowering season when they are most active are the principles of this plant, if not interested in flowers also can be gathered just before they begin to sprout.
Its composition is unknown because due to their limited use in medicine are not optional serious about her studies.
Plant is little used at present, it is not very common in pharmaceutical compounds, only used-but very little-in the mountainous region of Catalonia.
Formerly used as a home remedy to lower blood pressure and alleviate problems of blood circulation and even heart problems but has been tested, producing no great effect and is hardly used anywhere, being replaced by other plants much more efficient in this type of problem.
cooking. Add the herbaceous parts of the plant to one pint of water and let it heat for 5 minutes, slip the remains of the plant and add sugar if the taste is not very pleasant. It takes three cups a day.
HABITAT: On rocky mountain
PART USED: Sumidad herbaceous
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