RED Arenaria

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RED Arenaria
Other Names:

Red Espergularia.

The red arenaria is an annual or biennial plant, depending on the area you are. It is composed of a stalk is not very tall and very thin. The leaves are divided into numerous branches that come out of the stem, are very close and are grouped in pairs. There is another kind of leaves a lot smaller than those born between large; its shape is more varied, since they are triangular or oblong. The plant is hairy at the ends while the leaves and stems closest to the base they have no hair. This plant can be found in places siliceous or sandy, especially in areas without lime across Europe. One grows up in uncultivated areas and along roads.

The flowering season for the Red arenaria coincides with the spring. The flowers are normally pink and quite small, reaching at best 5 mm. Are formed by a chalice with five sepals and a corolla of five petals. Born among the leaves and are grouped into bouquets. The fruit is oval and is packed with seeds of brownish color. The collection is done in the same period of bloom, as it is at this time when the plant is rich in active ingredients. The entire plant is harvested and stored in piles in a shady place and without moisture so that it can dry out. It is important that, once dry the plant is kept in airtight jars and points of light.

The plant is not very well studied from a scientific point of view, although it has been popularly used since as long as a diuretic and is also known to act on spasms and inflammation of the urinary tract. Acts as a preventive against the formation of kidney stones and urinary sediment. In general it is a plant that for the smooth functioning of the urinary tract. He joined the therapeutic medicine rather late, but is used for many years as a home remedy, whether alone or mixing with other plants like her diuretic.

Infusion: Put a pint of water when boiling heat and add about 40 degrees. of the plant either dry and cool school. You can take as many cups you want, because it is not harmful to health. If the taste is not very pleasant can be sweetened with sugar.

This plant is often associated with other diuretic herbs to enhance its effect. In pharmacy is easy to find so much as one mixed with others.

Diuretic. Antiedematoso. Antirheumatic.

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