This aromatic shrub that can reach two meters in height, remains green throughout the year.
The stems are woody, with square section and the latest hair that will have a lost with aging.
The leaves are compound and are caught up, the green beam is more intense than the underside, white shades. The flavor of the leaves is a bit spicy.
The flowers, bluish in color, starting from the leaf axils.
Playback can be done by seeds or by cuttings.
The flowers are displayed during most of the year and sumidad flowers are collected in April and July, the drying takes place in the shade and in well ventilated place, keeping then in cardboard boxes or paper bags, but avoid glass jars , Plastics, ..., can be kept more than one year.
The core is composed, among many other elements, camphor, which gives tonic, so it can be used in cases of alopecia to stimulate the scalp and at the same time encourage hair growth.
The flowers contain sumidad caffeic and rosmarinic acid, and therefore very appropriate in the treatment of biliary dyskinesias because it produces bile formation and expulsion.
It also contains flavonoids with spasmolytic activity, and is therefore useful to treat gastrointestinal spasms, amenorrhea and dysmenorrhea, while having a mild diuretic effect.
The substance should be used with caution as a topical level can cause redness and skin irritation; never be given orally because it can have serious consequences to the kidneys.
Its use is contraindicated in cases of dermatosis, pregnancy, prostatitis, and gastroenteritis.
Decoction. Is prepared using one liter of water to which is added 35 grams of sumidad florida, leaving it to simmer for ten minutes, the liquid obtained is applied in massage on areas affected by rheumatism. Also applied to the scalp with a light massage, improves blood circulation in the area and promotes hair growth. It is also used in cleaning wounds and douching.
Alcohol rosemary. Dissolve 30 grams of substance in one liter of alcohol of 96 grados Celsius , to apply rubbing in order to alleviate rheumatic pain, neuralgia ... Sometimes the temperature of the area over which it applies, which may be accompanied by a reddening of the same.
Rosemary oil. For external use is prepared by dissolving twenty grams of substance in a liter of olive oil, its uses are similar to those of alcohol rosemary.
Infusion sumidad florida. Ten grams added to a liter of boiled water, leaving it in contact for ten minutes, was filtered and the liquid that is obtained is taken up to two cups a day, both before and after meals, thus achieving a effect carminative, choleretic and cholagogue.
HABITAT: Ground limestone
FLOWERING: All year
PART USED: Flowering tops
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