The yellow Teucri is a plant that belongs to the Labiatae family and can reach 10 to 40 cm. High. The stems grow upright and covered with a hairy, the leaves are born in conflict and join the stem by a corner. They are quite numerous, oval-shaped like the stems are covered with hair.
The yellow Teucri located on the island of Mallorca and there is a specimen of this species in Ibiza. One grows in rocky places, especially in the crevices of rocks.
The flowering season of yellow Teucri covers the months of May and June.
The flowers are grouped in a spike, are yellow and its size is quite large. The calyx has a tubular shape and is covered with a very fine hair. The corolla is much larger than the cup and protrudes above it. It is divided into several large petals.
The whole plant is harvested during any season. The flowering tops are one of the most used, being necessary to collect during the flowering season which as we know are the months of May and June.
Formerly attributed many virtues to this plant, was considered as a good tonic, febrifuge, anthelmintic and even effective against worms. It was made with very attractive culinary preparation based on chickens and flowering tops, the taste of the youngest members of the house.
But one of its most important properties was his great power to heal all kinds of rashes, scabs and skin problems.
Currently there is a plant widely used and quite difficult to find. On the other hand has never been used in medicine and always has been replaced by other plants that have the same properties are more effective.
cooking. They get 30 gr. Of flowering tops of the plant in 1 liter of water, heat for 30 minutes and then strain out the remains of the plant. It should be for 1 day or 2 at most, because after you lose all purposes, be necessary to prepare another cooking with new flowering tops. It is best taken after meals.
HABITAT: Mallorca and Ibiza
FLOWERING: May and June
PART USED: Whole plant
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