The siderítide is small enough that kills only reaches 10 to 25 cm tall. Belongs to the family of Labiatae. Its stems grow rigid and fully covered with a pretty strong hair. The leaves are narrow, so between lanceolate and oval, and like the stems are covered with hair and its base is practically glued to the stem, without a corner that one.
This plant can be found throughout the Iberian Peninsula, its presence becoming more rare by the North.
One grows in fallow land and limestone hills.
The flowering season begins in May and continues throughout the summer. The petals are composed of two petals, the first (higher than the other) is white and the second yellow. The shape of the calyx is tubular and stamens are not very long, because there are not protrude from the corolla.
The parts are the flowering tops collected, so that the time of plant collection must match the flowering season, ie part is harvested during the spring and summer.
The essence is the most important active principle of this plant. Its aroma is very similar to the lemon.
It also consists of tanning materials.
In Valencia is widely used as a digestive, but its main property and why it is so well known concerns that it is very good vulneraria. It has long been used to heal sores and wounds, but always as a home remedy for it is a plant widely used in medicine.
Usually replaced by other plants is most studied and most effective active ingredients.
Tisane. Mix 30 gr. Of flowering tops of the plant with 1 pint of boiling water after 15 minutes, strained and left to cool. If the taste is not very pleasant can be sweetened with sugar or honey. We recommend taking a cup after each meal.
cooking. It gets a pint of water to boil and add 25 gr. Of the plant. It is left on for ten minutes. Preparation is used to clean wounds.
HABITAT: Sierra Nevada
FLOWERING: Spring and summer
PART USED: Sumidad florida
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