number of small - diameter stems, which grow
few inches below
level, underground stems to be some pretty branching (not to be confused with the roots) installment in the stretch they come from other stems, and upright, emerging abroad reaching
height of up to thirty centimeters, curiously, have
diameter larger than the previous ones. These stalks have
square knot and begin
series of leaves, whose number varies from four to ten at the top.
The small white flowers
placed at the upper ends of the stems and usually appear from May. The fruit is formed from July and is so globulosa, with the surface traveled by countless hair twisted in the form of
hook. The gathering will take place during or after flowering is finished. Drying will be done quickly, preferably sheltered from the sun, and once made will be to store it in
container away from moisture.
It is curious to note that in this plant, as it moves the process of drying, increases their ability
- provided that the process is done correctly, of course. The leaves and flowering tops contain
later transformed into coumarin. We can also find anthraquinone and Monotropa, which give properties antispasmodic, which is used in cases of
spasm, improving digestions slow. He also is considered
good sedative and hypnotic, so it can be used in situations of
, nervousness and
. It also
diuretic effect, so its use is recommended in oliguria and cases of
. It is
good anti - inflammatory and is very effective for cleaning eye in cases of blefaroconjuntivitis.
Forty grams of leaves and flowering tops are added to
of boiled water, leaving it to stand for ten minutes. Of the
that is obtained after filtration can have
cup after the two main meals, thus facilitating digestion. You can also take
cup an hour before bedtime to combat
Infusion bathroom eye:
It is prepared by adding fifteen grams to
of boiled water and keep in
for fifteen minutes. The
obtained is used at
temperature at about 30 degrees centigrade for washing the eye, acting as an anti - inflammatory eyelid and eye area.
Anti - inflammatory. Palatable. Diuretic.