The age of
dates back to 7000 years ago. Mesoamerican cultures substantiate its economy in cultivation. Its importance lies, to this day, be in staple and
grass with great medicinal properties. In much of the country
many applications, especially in type
ailments as inflammation of the
, calculations and corrosion of evil, for it is cocen the Cabellitos of
and the resulting water is taken as
. The cooking of these are used as
diuretic, to increase blood pressure and
desinflamar, also uses the Vellitos of
and heart aches. Asimisrno, he considers this plant as
antispasmodic and Antihaemorrhagics.
Plant that reaches up to 4 meters high,
hollow stem and narrow elongated leaves that surround it. Its flowers are borne on
bunch of fruits and
or ears are hard of various colors. Inhabits cold and warm climates. Grows associated with the tropical deciduous forest,
and subcaducifolia, Xeric scrublands, mountain cloud forests of
It is one of the grain that reaches higher, as it can reach 2 m if environmental conditions are favorable. It is an annual plant, with the stem
, upright, with no ramifications and, contrary to what happens in other plants of the same
, is not hollow
compact. The leaves are
as long as the stem, from about one meter, and although not seem at first glance, with
width of more than 10 cm. However, it gives the impression that they are long and narrow ribbons. Join stem hugging, and are rough to the touch. The maize
two types of flowers: male and
. The cry male are at the end of the stem and
, so the pollination in
single plant is an extremely rare phenomenon. The
found next to the nodes of the stem, at the same point of starting the leaves are developed around
thick shaft in the form of
very long filament that
entangled with the neighbors, appearing by the end of the ear as
pony tail (that is what is known as stigmata, hair or tail) When
, all of which are available helicoidalmente around the
also known as
in India in Turkey.
plant native to the Americas, where they would grow in the wild if the man had not cultivated; today, plantations have forgotten their
, seed (starch, oil and its fraction insaponofocable)
salts, flavonoids, enzymes, tannins, traces of
oil, allantoin, salicylic acid (0. 3%) lipids, accompanied by sterols (beta - sitosterol)
starch. Abundant polyunsaturated fatty acids (oleic, linoleic, palmitic, stearic) amino acids, carotenoids, dextrin.
: The salts of
, as well as flavonoids, confer diuretic properties and slightly hypotensive. Ferments have
hypoglycemic action; tannins, astringent. The allantoin is
reepitelizante and demulcent.
oil, for their polyunsaturated fatty acids, is
Unsaponifiable fraction is used in the form of toothpaste, to prevent pyorrhea alveolodental.
The dextrin, from the partial hydrolysis of starch,
Properties and indications:
the grain of
contains carbohydrates or carbohydrates (70 - 77%)
(7 '% - 10%) and fats (3% - 5%) plus minerals and trace elements (mainly,
is more complete picture of what
slightly lower than that of
and far less complete than that of
. However, like
, notable for its lack of
substance that can cause inflammation in the
. These are the applications of
Emollient and protector of the
and flour, with its total lack of
, are very useful for those suffering
and, in general, for
who suffer from poor absorption or
. Currently, in the case of infants, it is recommended to begin the transition diet of milk alone which includes cereal flour, with mixtures of
, that the absence of
, are tolerated better than those of
or rye, which they contain.
gland, and thus slows the metabolism. It is recommended to hipertiroideos already convalescing, anemic and malnourished, as
restorative. It is useful in the diets of fattening.
However, it should indicate that the
, called Zein, is low in lysine and tryptophan, two
amino acids, as well as
. Therefore the people who are fed only maize, tend to suffer from nutritional deficiencies, which can cause
such as pellagra. In contrast,
combined with other cereals, legumes or milk, that is, as
more varied diet, it is
very nutritious food and helps to meet the needs of the
reduction: the oil which is extracted from the seeds of
is very rich in unsaturated fatty acids, it is appropriate for those who have excess
in the blood.
flour is applied in cataplasms hot on the kidneys in case of renal colic, as well as on the
in cases of
. Its effect is enhanced when used in conjunction with the infusion of
or stigmas of maize, which form their beautiful hair are actually some fine lines that flow into the ovary of flowers. For them penetrate the
of pollen to fertilize. They are rich in
and flavonoids, which confers diuretic action and contain allantoin, which makes them sedatives and anti - inflammatory drugs, and furthermore, tannins and steroids. Its diuretic and purifying action is intense and very well tolerated, without irritating the kidneys or cause decompensation in the electrolyte balance of blood. Can be taken for long periods of time. They are very listed in the following cases:
: edema (fluid retention) swollen legs (including
, high blood pressure, excess salt in the diet.
, either due to uric calculations, phosphate or oxalate, renal colic, for its sedative and anti - inflammatory action.
Inflammation of the
) of urine from the
) albumin in the urine (nephrosis)
Gout (excess uric acid) arthritism, subpalpebrales edema (bags under the eyes) and any time you want to remove excess accumulated toxins in the blood (for example, after spending
and flour are taken on many forms as
food dishes and more. In infusion of
, 30 grams per
of water is taken hot or cold,
not at night, at
rate of 3 to 5 cups
day. The oil is obtained from the seeds of maize grain, is used like any other cooking oil, preferably raw.
Externally, in cataplasms cornmeal that apply hot on the kidneys and the
for 10 minutes, 2 - 3 times daily. In case of renal colic and
are combined with the ingestion of infusions of
, marked by its diuretic effect, are discouraged both for those suffering from
Its use as
diuretic in the presence of
or severe, should be done only by prescription and under medical supervision, to the danger that can result in uncontrolled contribution of liquids, the possibility of
, whether the elimination of
is considerable, enhancing the effect of
Do not prescribe dosage forms with
content for oral administration in
under two years or consultants in the process of
Caution / Poisoning.
little studied in comparison to its broad popular use. It seems that there are alkaloids in
not yet isolated. In fact high doses can cause
, with cramping pain and
. We suggest you avoid its use (especially the extractive forms) during
Take into account the
content of the extract fluid from the dye and syrup.
Galenica forms / Dosage.
10 g / l. Drink at will.
50 g / l, boil 10 minutes. Three to six cups
Fluid extract (1:
1) 30 - 50 drops, one to four times
10) 50 - 100 drops, one to three times
Water extract 0. 50 to 2 g / day.
Syrup (10% aqueous extract) 1 to 5 tablespoons per day.
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