epilobio epilobium angustifolium

LAUREL SAN ANTONIO (epilobio epilobium angustifolium) - HIPERnatural.COM
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epilobio epilobium angustifolium
Other Names:

Herb San Antonio, San Antonio Laurel.

This beautiful mountains of Europe, in addition to brighten the view with its colorful, communicates a pleasant sweet taste of herbal teas made with it. In northern Europe is very much appreciated, and their tender shoots are eaten in salads.

Habitat: spread throughout Europe and northern Asia. In Spain is in the mountains of northern, central and Sierra Nevada. One grows in cold mountain forests.

Description: perennial plant of the family of Enoteráceas, whose rigid stem reaches 70 - 100 cms. tall. Its flowers have 4 petals and sepals 4 pink or purple alive.

Used parts: the flowers and root dry.

Properties and indications: the entire plant contains tannin, mucilage and pectin. It has astringent properties due to its tannin content, and emollients (desinflamar the skin and mucous membranes) thanks to its rich mucilages and pectin. Its most common applications are as follows:

Diarrhea, gastroenteritis, and in general, all the inflammation of the gastrointestinal mucosa. In addition to its astringent effect, the epilobio is anti - inflammatory. Short diarrhea, and abdominal discomfort disappear.

Stomatitis (inflammation of the oral mucosa) gingivitis and pharyngitis: Implemented in mouthwashes and gargarismos has anti - inflammatory effect and leaves a pleasant feeling of freshness in the mouth.

Use: infuse with 50 grams of dried flowers and roots in a liter of water, which takes 4 or 5 cups a day.

For external use and mouthwashes and gargarismos being undertaken with the same infusion to be used internally.

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