Plant thorn is known worldwide for its good high (can reach up to 3 meters) and its branches populated with thorns. This species is also known as Lycium halimifolium binomial. The flowers of thorn are colored purple and develop as a group. The fruit of the plant thorn can be red or orange. While best-known species when referring to the thorn is mentioned above (Lycium halimifolium) there is another variety that bears the name of Lycium europaeum.
The usual time of flowering thorn plant are the months of spring . Worth noting, however, that the fruits of thorn only mature when summer comes. At the time of carrying out the collection of plant thorn that most interest him are the leaves and stems of the plant.
The chemical composition of plant thorn include significant amounts of tannic substances and lysine. The main medicinal effects of plant thorn are diuretic, antispasmodic and antitussive. In some countries this plant is usually eaten as preserved in vinegar and salt (only the stems). The thorn is a plant particularly useful in cases of nervous cough to resist other healing. The diuretic effect of plant thorn, however, is moderate to mild.
To prepare an infusion made ??of thorn leaf need 1g per cup of water. This drink can be taken throughout the day in small doses. If you want to make a poultice of thorn must crush the leaves of this plant to form a compact paste. Apply externally on wounds of any type (that is particularly effective in cases of herpes).