The juniper names a set of species of juniper, mainly characterized by small leaves have a way of scales. Bushes are very tall evergreens. On the back of the leaflets are glands whose content comes out and shines outside. The Galbula-known in these species are trabinas-globose, the color of grapes. Each usually contains three small seeds, color of leather.
It breeds in Andalusia and in the mountains of Teruel, Albarracín and other areas of southern Aragon. Goes well beyond the 2,000 m. Altitude. By contrast, rare in the Pyrenees and the mountains of Leon.
The juniper flowers from September until the following spring. The Galbula ripen in summer and autumn following. Interesting collection of tender twigs, although it is a toxic plant the best way to harness it is simply used as an ornamental.
Indeed, it is a toxic plant that should not be used only in certain cases and then only under strict medical supervision. The tender tops of juniper containing high levels of an essence of pale gold or sometimes colorless, this essence is in greater proportion in the Galbula. If you accidentally chew first thing you notice is a slight taste sweetish and resinous, but later began the irritating effects of the lips and mucosa. It is a substance that swells lips and skin so notorious.
Plant is considered abortion, but not because it carries no specific action on the uterus, but because so congested around the lower abdomen, reaching cause the expulsion of the fetus, but does so at such high doses that normally before dying fetus the mother often dies. This effect is common in some women who, wishing to conceal their pregnancy, they decide by themselves lead to abortion, drawing on folk remedies without regard to any recommendations. This plant also formerly used to induce menstruation, making it so violently that it was enough just inhale the smoke of a small portion of the plant for there being a strong blood flow. For this purpose, thought it could cause an abortion without complications, and many women have paid with their lives for their reckless decision.
This plant should never be used to develop any formula. Its use is strictly reserved for specialized personnel, although they should not use it, because there are plants with similar or better enenagogos effects, stimulating or carminative, which presents the possible side effects of the Sabine. That is why this plant should be purely ornamental.
HABITAT: Mountainsides of southern Aragon
PART USED: Twigs
CASTILIAN: Sabina real, sabina rastrera
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