The vulvaria is an annual plant that does not usually exceed two feet high. Its leaves are usually oval in shape, although some may be rather rhomboids, born around the stem, placed without a fixed order throughout the plant, but appear in the top two at odds. Both the stem and leaves are as flouring, so some people do find it very nice touch. In addition, it gives off a rather unpleasant odor.
This plant can be located virtually all over the Peninsula. One grows at the foot of walls, alongside roads, in fallow fields, etc..
Flowering occurs throughout the spring. Its flowers are tiny, are made up of five leaves and five stamens, grow into a kind of espiguita, joining in groups with many flowers, many that are fully bonded and might be thought to form a single flower with many petals. The odor given off is bad enough, like the rest of the plant.
Its fruit is very small, usually no taller than 1 meter and is fully compressed.
The whole plant is harvested and piled in a shady area so it can dry.
Among its active ingredients is trimethylamine, which is causing the unpleasant odor it gives off this plant. It also contains ammonium salts, calcium malate, nitrates and phosphates, among other substances.
The vulvaria is one of those plants that were once thought to cure any ailment, that is, one of those home remedies that kill any kind of ailment. It has been shown, however, has not as many applications as attributed to him, but nevertheless can be used in many cases.
Currently used as antihysteric, antispasmodic and emmenagogue. Said to be a very useful plant, especially for women because it is good for combating diseases of the uterus, causing menses, ease childbirth and relieve pain matrix.
Cook. It makes 1 liter of water to boil and add 100 grams of the plant when it is ready, slip the remains of the plant and is served after leave to cool. It takes a cup after each meal.
Syrup. You can prepare a syrup with the leaves and stem of the vulvaria. It takes a couple of tablespoons in case of pain matrix, uterus, or menstrual problems.
Infusion. She puts the kettle on and when this preparation was added 150 grams of vulvaria.
HABITAT: Along with walls and roads
PART USED: Whole plant
CASTILIAN: Cenizo hedionda, hediondilla
CATALAN: Vulvària, blet pudent
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