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It is of little height, and its highly branched flowering occurs before they leave the leaves. The first are pale pink and the latest, according to its kind, may be green or borravino.

Gives the body nutrients and energy.

In therapy, as a laxative, should be eaten dry.

The sugars of the fruit fermented in the gut, stimulates the "peristalsis" and facilitate the evacuation of this.

Used Part.

The fruits.

Active Principles.

Vitamins (A, B, C) minerals (iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium) Galactomannan. Cotyledons is extracted from an oil substitute for almonds.

Drug Action.

Vitamin, demulcent, mechanical laxative.


Constipation, intervened in slimming cures.

Galenica forms / Dosage.

Use a food (fresh fruit or passes, juice, compotes, jams)



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