Spargaein the Greek word meaning "sprout", ie throw new shoots, and the ends of the stems are called, also in Greek,
, which are the edible
that we all know.
Esparreguera, and the far side of the stem, thick and fleshy, to be known as
. Its active ingredient is the esparraguina of diuretic properties, snacks and antitussives.
Farmer preparing bunches of
. Besides being
plant proven medicinal properties,
been cultivated as
since ancient times.
It is known that in ancient Egypt over 6, 000 years ago, were grown
, from where, through the Middle East, arrived in Greece. From there it spread its cultivation throughout Europe, and the Spaniards introduced in
in the sixteenth century. By then were known diuretic properties and also is considered
herbaceous plant, vivacious, thick rhizomes (underground stems) with upright stems up to one and
half meters tall. The leaves are tiny, whitish,
invisible. What we seem to our eyes leaves are
modified stems (called cladodes) the appearance of
needle, colored green, arranged in bouquets of three or four "leaves". The flowers appear along the stem and, in the form of
bell hanging from it. They are very small, about 5 Mm. Light green. The end of the stem, when it starts to
, is thick and tender, this is what is known as
We do not know of any place where it grows spontaneously with some exceptions in sandy areas near the sea although in the case could come from plants grown supposed to have originated in Asia. Since it is known,
always been cultivated plant. It requires
to enable him to
the rhizome, airy spot and drained (sandy)
contains esparraguina and thyroxine (amino acids) the first responsible for their pharmacological properties in the second of his scent. The rhizome also contains esparraguina,
in varying amounts depending on the season; owns, in addition,
saponin and various oils and sugars.
The roots, rhizomes and shoots (young shoots)
diuretic properties snacks and antitussives.
should be caught in
, when we begin to
later will be thicker,
the hardest and least appetizing. The rhizome
, you need to start (with roots that hang) last
USES AND APPLICATIONS:
are used feed horn, with the additional benefits
therapeutic virtues. Eaten raw aligned with mayonnaise or with salt, oil, vinegar (or
) or boiled, alignment is also very appetizing tortilla
to the skillet add the beaten eggs anyway, with the rhizome is prepares) potion for therapeutic purposes, the best known is the so - called five - roots syrup that involves, in addition, the roots (or rhizomes)
and put to boil 200 grams of roots (equal parts of
of them) in
of water and is kept boiling until the water
been reduced by half; Slips added 3 / 4 kilo of sugar, stirring until they dissolve.
spoonful of the syrup with meals can serve as an appetizer or antitussive diuretic should be taken before meals.
salts and saponosides give it
diuretic action. The abundant fiber
laxative effect. Popularly considered "purifying".
States that require an increase in urine output:
, oliguria) hiperazotemia, hyperuricemia,
accompanied by fluid retention. Consumption is advisable when shoots have been accidentally ingested small objects (which does not require action surgery) since they involve the abundance of fiber and reduce the possibility of internal injuries.
(unless medically indicated)
Do not prescribe dosage forms with
content for oral administration in
under two years or consultants in the process of
methyl mercaptan, announced
special smell the urine.
In topical use can trigger
from the canning industry workers)
Caution / Poisoning.
The saponosides can cause irritation of the renal endothelium.
The accident takes the fruits can cause irritation of the renal endothelium.
The use of diuretics in the presence of urolithiasis,
, should be done only by prescription and under medical supervision, given the possibility of occurrence of decompensation or
, if the elimination of
is considerable, enhancing the effect of
Take into account the
content of the extract fluid from the dye and syrup.
Assess the appropriateness of the administration of dosage forms with
content (fluid extract, tincture) during
, infancy, young
or people with
, gastric ulcers,
, and are totally forbidden during the processes of
Galenica forms / Dosage.
50 g /
. Boil 15 minutes, 250 ml. three times
day between meals.
Fluid extract (1:
1) 30 - 50 drops, one to three times
10) 50 - 100 drops, two or three times
Syrup (10% extract fluid) 20 to 60 g / day.
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