centaurea jacea

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centaurea jacea


Family: Composed.

Description: herbaceous plant with root axonomorfa. Stem erect, branched, slightly pubescent. Leaves alternate, lanceolate, winding, petiolated or sessile depending on the level of integration. Cabezuela solitary apical with purple flowers, rarely white. Involved with overlapping bracts. The result is an achene white. This plant grows spontaneously in the field, preferably in uncultivated places, rubble and along roads. It measures 60 cm on average. Is harvested in late summer.

Used parts: The root.

Compounds: Centaurina chemical dye, potassium, magnesium, tannin, mucilages.

Properties: Bitter Tonic, stomach, diuretic, antitérmica.

How to use: Infusion, enolito, dyeing, fluid extract, powder, distilled water.

Note: This species is also used as a digestive and now to reduce the heat produced by the children's fevers. The centaurina is a very effective tonic advantageous in difficult digestions. Distilled water is used, like the cornflower, such as eye drops, conjunctivitis.

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