herbaceous plant that reaches up to 3 m, with thick rhizomes and axonomorfa. The stem is smooth and simple in his lower leg, and then divides the dichotomy. The leaves, alternate, have
very short petiole, are undertaken, with the base and acute apex, green foil top and bottom more opaque, with reddish nerviaciones. The flowers have
short stalk, and bract bractéola, lack petals, with five tépalos ovoidales, greenish - white. The fruit is
fleshy berry, dark, in which surface
eight - ten ribs that correspond to the carpels. It comes from South
grows spontaneously in the hedges and places brownfields fresh. Is harvested in late
Chemical compounds, saponin Ramnäs, fitolacina, resin, mucilages, pectin.
, purifying. Instructions for use Infusion.
Note The young shoots are used like
. The juice from the
is used as
coloring agent in wine and spirits after their purification. The young leaves are edible and remineralizing. Due to its high content of saponin, it discourages the continued use of the plant internally: it can cause poisoning, with strong
to perform the treatment under medical supervision.