herbaceous plant known by all, since the fiber that is extracted from it is used to as the material cures, as well as in many other applications then we'll see. In Spain,
does not usually last more than one season: sown in
and dies in
large leaves, rib of palm, divided into five segments in the lower and three higher. The flowers are born at
time in the armpits of the leaves, which are sustained by their bars. It is
plant native to East and
widespread throughout the peninsula.
It blooms in
. The collection for medicinal purposes interested in the filament - seed which known popularly by the name of
is surrounding the seeds inside the fruit of an ovoid - shaped capsule and divided into three cavities.
The filaments of
seeds are made up
exclusively of cellulose (approximately 95%) with
small layer of fats and waxes, along with fatty acids such as palmitic, stearic and pectin. In the seeds we found
significant amount of oil and other compounds of lesser interest. The fibers of the
, properly prepared, that is clean and degreasing, have the virtue of quickly absorb large amounts of water. For this reason it is called
wool. This fiber is widely used as material for cure, to the point of having replaced other tissues used in the past. Today you can find
medicine cabinet, any small wound to heal. In hospitals are also widely used as material for surgery. Of seed
is removed from an extract that increases milk production of cows, if supplied daily. To this same end is given to women breastfeeding in smaller quantities. Another component of the oil of
, proteolytic diastase, is used as
potent anthelmintic, although it must be managed according to
guidelines. In fact, is widely used in cases of people who do not tolerate the bark of the roots of the pomegranate or the macho fern.
is applied topically on any wound, either alone or soaked in an antiseptic substance. It should have it stored in
dry place and if possible in airtight jars in order not to adversely affect their properties. Can be purchased with due
office at any pharmacy. Normally exists in two forms: coils or zigzag, both being equally valid as material for cure.
Absorbent. Galactógeno. Anthelmintic.