: of the Araliaceae.
In internal use:
been used as antitussives and to induce
it is not recommended because of their toxicity.
for healing of wounds and sores. Neuralgia and
pain. In decoction for bathing against cellulite.
The former took the
symbol of eternity, then gave him more than
thousand years of life. Without doubt overstated because no one is known
it is true that live dozens of years demonstrating strong resistance to weather adversity.
on the stem that allow you to climb. Below are the leaves look
, palms, and above the oval leaves that accompany the flowers.
should be regarded as
toxic plant, and so much so that the animals avoid eating their leaves or fruit. They can only exploit its healing properties by applying the leaves are boiled or macerated on the area affected by pain or
shrubby plant known as ornamental than for its medicinal properties. It is used in gardens around the world for upholstery walls, fences and walls, even
coat to the floor, like
rug, as if it were grass, since their
air, like on the walls, is also set to floor.
Plant climber, always green. The stem, woody, fast - growing,
many ramifications that cling to walls or trees by some
that remain seized the
force, if that attempt to start breaking down the branches with great ease. It
two types of leaves, the most colorful show the edge with two or four cracks little steep (leaves are known as slaps on his resemblance to the palm of your hand with
extended) The leaves that protect the flowers in numbers far lower than the palms, are oval, with no cracks. The flowers, very small,
, often go unnoticed. They are grouped in umbels,
number to over the ends of the stems. The fruit is
ne5zra ball, smaller than
Live everywhere, on walls, on trees, on land uncultivated, rocky. It supports either the sun,
prefers the shadows and survives short periods of drought.
As always green plant, allows collection of leaves at any time of year. Umbelas with the fruits should not be cut until
, because although the flowers appear with the fall, the fruit takes it takes months to
plant toxic, so avoid eating fruits to leaves, birds and never know what the pecking. The experts will leave for its internal use, not without considering vomiting and
that may effect the ingestion of leaves and on fruits.
kids! As the
, the decoction of leaves is effective in about 50 grams
of water, wash the wound or sore with the
and warm and covered with leaves boiled, repeating the operation two or three times
day to complete the healing. Also against the pain can be applied boiled leaves on affected area. The leaves macerated in vinegar (3 or 4 for
pint in 24 hours Applied tripe and with
day, 1 to jump without making any effort.
The leaves and stems.
The whole plant:
saponosides triterpenic (5%) glycosides of hederagenina (hederacósido
, alpha - hederina) acid glycosides oleanólico (hederacósido B and beta - hederina)
flavonoids: rutoside, routine.
acids: caféico, chlorogenic. Traces of alkaloids (emetine) Poliacetilenos: falcarinona, falcarinol. Phytosterols: sitosterol, stigmasterol, campestrol,
, espinasterol. Sesquiterpenes: germacraneno, beta - elemeno.
, traces of falcarinona (poliacetilénica ketone)
The saponosides give it
vasoconstrictora, antifungal, antibacterial, and helminth Antiprotozoals, the hederina spasmolytic and action
an expectorant. The falcarinona and falcarinol reinforce the antiseptic and antifungal action and the falcarinol is slightly sedative.
an analgesic effect and lipolytic; often is present in the composition of revitalizing skin creams and gels, as the saponosides facilitate the absorption and diffusion of other active ingredients.
wound healing, varicose veins, ulcers or varicose food, rheumatism, neuralgia, dissolution of nodules cellulites, prevention and treatment of skin stretch.
The fresh plant can cause
Caution / Poisoning.
Oral administration should be done only by prescription and under medical supervision.
All the plant, especially the
, are toxic, due to the hederina: it can cause vomiting,
and prove abortive. Ingestion of two or three fruit produces symptoms of poisoning in
(nausea, vomiting, excitement) 5 - 12 fruits can cause death by
collapse. In vitro
presents an action.
We recommend not prescribed for use by mouth:
as antifungal, anti -
, anthelmintic, Antiprotozoals and expectorant, we advise resort to other plants with less potential toxicity.
Galenica forms / Dosage.
200 g / l, applied as compresses.
5) fluid extract (1: 1) or glycolic (1: 5) in the form of ointment, liniment, gels, and so on.
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