herbaceous plant, the
of the pinkish, with
tall stalk that can reach the meter in height, the stem is topped by an inflorescence of cheerful
flowers that are arranged in
loose bunch. In general it is easy to find on the banks of the crops and on the edge of forests of oaks and
cool and shaded.
The virtues of the
are known since ancient times and since Dioscórides described in its treaties. There is another variety,
, which differs from the
by the fruit and to be more
begins to bloom in May and is throwing flowers well into the season. Their interest as
medicinal plant leaves and flowering tops. Is the collection at the beginning of flowering, are placed to dry leaves and separating sumidades and ensuring good
and shade. After drying is
characteristic that leaves both sumidades fired as
pleasant perfume, mixed with
The composition of the plant is not all that well known,
known to contain large amounts of tannins, some
bit of silicic acid. The tannins give the grass
strong astringent action and antidiarreica;
been used widely in
as well as in various
of the mouth and
. The use of
is well known among people who usually have that much to force the throat, as speakers or singers. In the composition of the plant were also found flavonoids,
- inflammatory effect, so it is used for
pain and other inflammatory processes. It is also useful in wounds and sores.
Infusion for rinses:
Put 100 gr. of leaves and flowering tops in one
of boiling water and once the warm
rinses are conducted several times
day. For inflammatory processes in the mouth. If this infusion is left to boil for
while and added sugar or honey, you can make gargarismos in case of throat ailments.
Infusion to take:
It is an infusion with the same quantity as the infusion for rinses, is sweetened to taste
and then filtered to take small cups throughout the day. It is
useful remedy for colds and digestive
decoction of the plant in the form of compresses applied directly to wounds and sores. In pharmacy can be purchased in the form of the plant extract, dye, cut and plant as part of other presentations composed.
Anti - inflammatory. Astringent.