Linnaeus Fam. Boraginaceae.
Herbaceous, which measures 30 cm. 1 m in height.
pelillos the stem and leaves are small, winding edges. The flowers have
cup divided into five parts with star - shaped. It
originally cultivated in Europe and much of the country. Vive associated with various types of tropical deciduous forest, subcaducifolia, subperennifolia And
; Xeric scrublands, mountain cloud forests of
said that the hot air (infusion of flowers)
an excellent heart stimulant,
nothing further from the truth, hence the phrase that applies to
project or an agreement that
not been brought to an end: " He
been in hot air. ".
have medicinal applications against
, retention of urine, fever and hives.
The cataplasms scalded
leaves, applied on the areas.
Unknown in antiquity, is believed native to the northwest of Africa, where he went to Europe through trade of the Arabs.
Plant annual about 50 cm. tall, completely covered with hair hedgehog. Born in the fall and dies in the
of next year. Leaves alternate, dark, very rough, with the basal petioles hugging directly to the upper stem. The flowers, stars, blue, are grouped in clusters at the tip of the stem.
In Europe, where it grows on the roads abandoned alongside roads in wetlands.
The entire plant contains mucilage (gelatinous substance) in abundant quantity tannins, saponin, resin and, especially, silicic acid, which are attributed to the properties of the plant.
If there is evidence that does not cause any effect on the heart
, were tested and their properties
diuretic, and also serves to soothe pain caused by
The leaves must be collected in
when they are still tender, and the flowers, who cut one by one, in midsummer, when they are well open. The flowers should be dried immediately, in the shade, paper or on
canvas of clothing.
USES AND APPLICATIONS:
, the flowers are used in infusion. The fresh leaves little scalded with hot water and applied over the area affected by pain, relieve the latter. May well boiled and taken as
(as if they were Swiss) The resulting
, the boiling is
good diuretic. There are those who coated with egg and flour friéndolas with much oil.
The oil obtained from seeds, flowers and occasionally leaves.
mucilage neutral (30%) abundant minerals (silica,
) resins, flavonoids, anthocyanins allantoin; pirrolizidínicos traces of alkaloids. The leaves contain tannin and silicic acid (2. 2%)
Oil seeds (30%) rich in unsaturated fatty acids:
oleic, linoleic, gamma - linolenic acid (precursors of prostaglandins)
The mucílagos confer demulcent properties, with an anti - inflammatory action; reepitelizante, for the allantoin. The salts of
, along with the flavonoids, producing
diuretic effect and
for its wealth of gamma - linolenic acid (the precursor of prostaglandins) serving as hypercholesterolemic, antidismenorreico, emollient (eudérmico) In addition it is considered that having
positive impact on the regulation of the hormonal
and the general metabolism.
It is used mainly from the Rabo also called
to treat ailments such as cough,
, whooping cough,
, ulcers, rheumatism and gout. Due to its linoleic acid content, lowers the rate of
. Diuretic, expectorant and
. Battle states melancholy, as it stimulates the adrenal glands. The flowers are used to
wine. The leaves are consumed raw in salads or cooked. The
seed oil regulates the hormonal
, helping to regulate
The recommended treatment is to use the branches with their flowers and
cook who is administered orally, which in some cases is mixed with
. It is used to reduce fever and relieve skin
, is also recommended as
diuretic. It is said that since the seventeenth century the ancient Mexicans used it as
or to fortify the body.
The crushed leaves are applied in the form of hot poultice to ease the pains of gout and soften boils and abscesses.
(because of its content in pirrolizidínicos alkaloids)
Do not prescribe dosage forms with
under two years or consultants in the process of
Caution / Poisoning.
Take into account the
content of the fluid extract and tincture.
Galenica forms / Dosage.
5 - 10 g / l. Infuse 10 minutes. One to three cups
Fluid extract (1:
1) 10 - 30 drops, one to three times
5) 30 - 50 drops, one to three times
cataplasms of leaves and flowers, by its action demulcent.
75 mg, in soft capsules, 2 to 4
day, after meals.
pure oil or emulsion O /
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