much appreciated by the Romans, who earlier gave gladiators of the fighting. Nowadays, it is still fairly More than
condiment. Be careful because the wild
can be confused with the
native of the eastern Mediterranean and cultivated in most parts of the world.
herbaceous plant, biennial, the
of Umbelíferas, which reaches 20 to 80 cms. tall. Its stem is striped, and their flowers are
or greenish in umbel.
leaves, fruits and roots.
Properties and indications:
contains apiína (the same glycoside which is found in
) and flavonoids, which give it diuretic action,
oil, rich in apiol and miristicina, which gives properties emenagogas (stimulates
) and vasodilatation toning. It also contains vitamins
, G and
) in abundance, as well as
very nutritious supplement to be taken into account, because it is very rich in vitamins
it is also
remedy that is indicated in the following cases:
Edema (fluid retention) and
Urine low, mild degrees of
Convalescence, physical exhaustion:
in these cases is particularly suitable root.
, poor or painful) for treatment are used primarily fruits.
insects (wasps, spiders, etc. Applying
poultice of fresh leaves on the skin. Calm the pain and reduces inflammation of the bite.
infusion of leaves (30 grams per
) roots in pieces (15 grams per
) or fruit (2 - 5 grams per
of the three daily meals. Juice of the fresh plant, ingesting 2 - 3 tablespoons before
meal. Externally, in cataplasms of fresh leaves, crushed, into
paste which is applied on the affected area.
Pregnant women should avoid consuming
so abundant, have some effect on oxytocin (shrinks the uterus) which could predispose to