lippia triphylla kuntze

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lippia triphylla kuntze
Castilian: grass luisa, Maria Luisa, cidrón, grass of the three leaves, grass cidrera, grass princess,

English: vervain, lemon verbain, herb Louisa.

From the family of Verbenáceas.

Directions: digestive disorders, menstrual pains, cramps and kidney disorders. Anxiety.

INTRODUCTION: The scientific name honors A. Lippi, a doctor attached to the French embassy sent by Louis XIV to Egypt, where he studied the plants of Upper Egypt and Sudan, discovering many species, including several Lippia. He died assassinated in 1705, near the Blue Nile.

The grass luisa combines the beauty of its flowers with the scent of lemon and the medicinal properties of its leaves. His teas are a good tonic stomach, digestive and antispasmodic.

Known effects of stimulants, grass luisa has been using for a long time to revive the decaídos.

It is a shrubby plant, woody stem, up to one meter and a half tall, elliptical leaves, elongated, with each petiole and others without it rough to the touch by the upper and the lower flat. They emerge in threes each node of the stem (hence the name 'three verbena leaves) The flowers, tiny, in the form of glass whose top is divided into four portions, are purple on the outside and white on the inside. The fruit, dry, it contains several tiny black seeds. The plant emerges a very pleasant aroma, like lemon. Among the synonyms include: cedrón of Peru, three verbena leaves, grass princess.

LOCATION: It originated in South America, western slopes of the Andes (Chile and Peru) where it grows spontaneously, but is grown without problems in gardens and pots in any temperate climate.

ACTIVE: The leaves contain high proportions of limonene, an essential oil that explains his intense smell of lemon. Also entering its composition other substances such as geraniol, the verbenona (which it shares with verbena) and others, also aromatic.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES: Like most plants das since ancient times, the herb has been attributed luisa multitude of virtues, like calming nerves and revive the fading of that. It's a good tonic stomach digestive (shown in the digestions difficult) in addition to having properties antiespasmódicas and carmine (which eliminates the intestinal gas)

COLLECTING: the leaves can be collected at any time of year, but the best is during flowering in midsummer: then the plant has more activity synthesizes greater amount of chemicals. Can be booted leaves at a time or branches that contain if not used at the time, should be dried in the shade and kept in a fiasco and sealed in the dark.

USES AND APPLICATIONS: It is used in infusion, prepared with about 5 grams of leaves (a twig) per cup as a tonic to stimulate appetite or stomach takes three cups a day before meals. To facilitate digestion or eliminate intestinal gas, it is preferable to take after the infusion of food in any case, you can take a cup at any time of the digestive note any anomaly.

Drupa often does not reach maturity with the exception of countries of origin.

Without a doubt one of aromatic and medicinal plants that captivates many people for its distinctive aroma that appears very similar to lemon, for the beauty of their leaves and how it spreads and grows as a shrub. In addition there are many utilities that can be found in the grass luisa, tea, liquor, perfume and so on. Come on then to explain how this plant is used properly and as we can and medicinally as a seed in our garden, garden, balcony or simply in a pot.

Galenica forms / Dosage.

Infusion: one tablespoon per cup of dessert, three or more per day.

Fluid extract (1: 1) 15 to 20 drops, two or three times a day, after meals.

Tincture (1: 10) 30 to 50 drops, one to three times a day.


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