aladierna  rhamnus alaternus

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aladierna  rhamnus alaternus
The aladierno is a large shrub that can reach up to 3 meters in height. It stays green all year, with the leaves scattered. Its small white flowers are grouped into bouquets armpit. The fruit is a drupe that the mature becomes black. One grows up among the bushes, in little thick forests, hedges, etc. usually accompanied by the oak. The Nordic peoples were the first to discover its therapeutic properties, with the preparation of a jam laxative effects. The shrub blooms at the start of the spring, maturing fruit in summer. For medicinal use are harvested the fruits mature healthy and well. This fruit is globulosa, reddish and slightly meaty, with three departments in the interior; if chewing, saliva are dyed yellow. Must be put on Caņiza to dry in the shade and well ventilated, or dry but not exceeding 45 ē C.

It contains anthraquinone, flavones, pectin and other substances. The most popular medicine which has taken advantage is the purgative effects of fruit. But you must be very careful with the doses are administered, as these fruits can irritate the mucous membranes to the point of causing bleeding. As for the leaves, are known to have a very marked effect astringent.

It should make a point not to confuse the plant: between the cracks of limestone rocks, from Catalonia to Andalusia, one grows a variety of aladierna small ones, but often with a thick strain; branches applied on the cliff, with bark rugosa and ashen color, the leaves often. This plant, but may be confused very easily - the aladierno but is not the Carrasquilla, also called agracejo, the effect of which is the best known being depurative of blood.

Gargarismos: To make gargarismos astringent prepares a baking 30 degrees. aladierna sheets that are boiled for 10 minutes in 1 liter of water. It is recommended to gargle every hour, once the cooking is mild. It is very used in angina and throat irritations.

Syrup: With the fruit is preparing a syrup for children. Are usually given 3 times a day, after meals.

Maceration: Two tablespoons of fruit per cup of water. Let macerate at room temperature for eight hours and is taken fasting or late in the afternoon. We remember well the need to control the dose, the potential for irritation of the mucous membranes that can cause. It should also be borne in mind that the substances laxatives and purgatives only be taken during a specified time, and to eventually produce habituation and end up spoiling the natural process of defecation.

Purgative. Laxative. Astringent.

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