ailanthus altissima

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ailanthus altissima
Simarubáceas family.

Description: Tree bark greyish, up to 20 m in height with whitish lenticelas. The leaves are imparipinnadas and have up to 12 leaflets lanceolate. Small flowers, fitted with small ears bracteolas in terminals, from May to July. The chalice is short, with the lobes in tile; Corolla pentapétala greenish color. Androecium with ten stamens and anther locules with a double. Gynoecium of four carpels sustained for a short style The fruit is a membranous Samara that contains a seed crushed. The plant off an unpleasant odor. It grows naturalized in fields and gardens. The plant comes from China and the harvesting takes place in spring.

Used parts: the crust.

Chemicals: glycosides not yet studied, resin, acrid essence, tannins, mucilages.

Properties: Astringent, anthelmintic, antidiarrheal, rubefacente, emetic.

How to use: powders, extracts fluid infusion, poultice.

Note: The leaves have been used as a coloring substance for the treatment of wool (dyed yellow) and the manufacture of paper, given the high amount of cellulose contained. The species was introduced to develop the silk industry, although not used for this purpose. However, the Ailanto spread with surprising ease. Should act with prudence in connection with their employment by internal as it has not yet been sufficiently tested. A Dose overfishing has purgative action first and then emética.

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