The sin of Spain is a herbaceous plant classified within the family of legumes. Nowadays it is widely used a variety of this plant by its laxative effect, although we know that this entails more harm than good. This herb has compound leaves of three to seven pairs of chips contained spatulate, slightly narrowed at the base and almost truncated at the apex. The fruit is a flat pod, compressed, slightly arched and with a sort of ridge that runs through both sides of the fruit.
It is a plant native to the African continent, but for a while many crops were established on our land.
Flowers June onwards. It is a plant expansion had its moments, but gradually began declining crops to make way for another plant of the same gender, Cassia angustifolia, greater effect on the gut. The sin of Spain leaves are used, which should start just before flowering when they contain more active ingredients.
The sin of Spain has a composition similar to that of their close relatives such as Cassia angustifolia and Cassia acutifolia. Anthracene derivatives appear in a composition of about 1%. These substances give the plant laxative and purgative properties, depending on the dose employed. This is due to its irritating effect on the bowel wall. Therefore it is not natural and physiological effect, but requires the bowel to function artificially. Among its most typical side effects are the result, depending on the susceptibility of each, intestinal cramps and vomiting. It is also contraindicated in pregnancy, lactation (active principles pass into breast milk), hemorrhoids, menstrual and gastrointestinal inflammatory conditions. And indeed, the use of this type of laxative is not indicated in any case, since all you get is wean the intestine and run it artificially. This ends up damaging the normal physiological functioning of the digestive system, with its attendant disorders. Only indicate the use of a laxative in such cases of occasional constipation, always under supervision of a qualified physician or pharmacist, and never for long time.
Infusion. Quantities are used less than 2 g. per liter of water. For use as a laxative will make 150 cc. At night before bed. For use as a laxative taken the morning fasting 250 cc. There must never exceed the dose prescribed by the doctor.
HABITAT: Africa and Asia
PART USED: Sheets
CASTILIAN: Sen español
CATALAN: Senet de fulla ampla
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