Sn stem thickened at the base, like the root, which forms a turnip-shaped tuber variable color: white, yellow, red and even black, depending on the variety you select. May reach up to 60 inches high.
The leaves are large and rather rough to the touch, have some irregular boundaries in both its form and its size, wherein the apical division is the largest of which form the leaf shape is rounded. The total perimeter of the leaves are toothed.
Flowering occurs between May and September, with yellow flowers that are flown by a darker veins, although there is also another variety of lilac. The fruit after fertilization will be long and narrow, pointed at its end and with a narrowness that distinguish each of the seeds inside. Upon reaching maturity the sheath ruptures, dropping seeds on the ground to form a new plant and continue the cycle of life.
For its wealth of B vitamins, vitamins C and P were used as a vitamin supplement on loss of appetite. It also presents rafanol and iodine salts, magnesium and sulfur, making appropriate use as digestive and appetizer in slow digestion, bloating and biliary dyskinesias. It is a hepatoprotective, used in cases of hepatitis.
Also, for its antiseptic properties are used in cases of bronchitis, asthma and irritative cough.
Stimulates bile production and therefore its use is indicated in cases of inflammation of the gallbladder and to remove gallstones.
Your employer may be food in a raw in salads, which can be maintained intact their properties without losing any of the vitamins it has.
Juice. You take a tablespoon dissolved in a little water or milk, half an hour before the main meals of the day, in cases where it is necessary to use a diuretic, and as hepatoprotective.
Fluid extract. Thirty drops three times daily in a glass of water before each meal. Indicated in rheumatism, hepatitis and biliary disorders.
Syrup. Four tablespoons a day is a good remedy for slow digestion, bloating and loss of appetite, even good results in cases of irritating coughs, bronchitis and asthma.
Powder. Five to ten grams of dried plant, spread throughout the day, preferably before meals. Used in cholecystitis and cholelithiasis.
HABITAT: For crops
FLOWERING: From May until autumn
PART USED: Root and leaves
Fort Hepatoprotector, Fort Colerético, Antiseptic Moderate.
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