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The pastor’s wort is a medicinal plant with an average height around 50cm. This is a species called binomial Dorycnium hirsutum. This herb has shown fairly thick stems covered with fine hairs along its entire length. The flowers of this plant grow individually from the upper leaves of this species.
The most appropriate for the growth of this plant with medicinal uses are the bushes and sparse woods from around the world. Plant grass the shepherd usually flourish especially in the months of spring . This species blooms from about 2cm wide and with a stain violet or purple. For medicinal purposes what is most interesting in the grass of the pastor are the fruits it bears. To maximize the benefits of this plant with medicinal uses should collect the fruit of this species in its highest state of maturity.
Leaves of Grass pastor have differently depending on whether the upper or lower leaves. In the lower zone of the plant, moreover, we find that the leaves take on a distribution faced. Currently there are no accurate data too on the chemical composition of the herb of the pastor (only known to have enough malic acid).
The herb Shepherd is an excellent diuretic and also acts as antihaemorrhoidal and anti-inflammatory agent. To take advantage of all the medicinal properties of the herb of the pastor the best thing is to prepare a decoction. The decoction of grass the shepherd is prepared with a bunch of flowers of this plant. It is necessary to boil the flowers in a quart of water and let cool slightly. This solution should be applied as antihaemorrhoidal.
The black henbane is a biennial herb type bearing the scientific name of Hyoscyamus niger. This is a species that has a total cover of fine hairs over its entire surface. The leaves of this herb grow alternately and have several indentations. The flowers of black henbane , on the other hand, have a mixture of gray and yellow (the veins are dark purple ).
The fruit of black henbane is a small berry with a cover which, upon reaching the age of maturation spontaneously opens, dropping their seeds. This species grows especially in areas of Europe and Asia, showing a preference for the foot of walls, areas with debris and manure.
The chemical composition of black henbane includes items such as atropine, scopolamine, and hyoscyamine. The black henbane is also very rich in flavonoids. Some of the alkaloids of this plant give this species its excellent properties as a sedative, antiasthmatic and analgesic. With black henbane can also cure all kinds of cases of colds and respiratory ailments. It is a medicinal plant with very good effect as a spasmolytic.
While it is true that black henbane has very good properties by acting on the central nervous system is also important to mention that it is a medicinal plant with some risk of toxicity (reason why it should be used with extreme caution). To prepare an infusion made ??of black henbane need 4gr of dried leaves of this plant for each liter of water we are going to prepare. We bring to a boil for about 10 minutes, let cool and filter the leaf litter. The beverage produces excellent effects as a tranquilizer, so many people choose to take it before bedtime.
The medicinal plant known as jujube -shaped small tree and is surrounded by thorns in all its branches. The flowers of the jujube , or Zizyphus jujuba, are green and grow directly from the axillary areas of the leaves of this species with medicinal uses.
Typical areas of growth for the plant jujube orchards are normal and cultivated land. This species has its season of bloom in the summer, and its period of maturation in the fall. At the time of collecting this plant for medicinal purposes is important to collect both the fruits and the leaves and bark of the branches of the jujube. In the chemical composition of jujube find a good percentage of tannins, glycosides, vitamins (hence it is considered a comprehensive natural vitamin complex) and different active ingredients.
The properties of the jujube plant vary considerably depending on the particular plant in question. For example, the fruits are those with the highest percentage of vitamins, the crust acts as an astringent and antidiarrheal, while the leaves can be exploited to reduce blood sugar levels. Jujube plant also is recommended in cases of eczema, sore throat and burns.
To prepare a decoction jujube-based plant will need one tablespoon per cup of water. Bring to boil for about 10 or 15 minutes, let cool and filter plant debris with a strainer. Drink up to 5 cups a day. If you want to use external applications jujube can apply the same decoction mentioned above, but applied with clean cloth pads (can be prepared with a higher concentration of jujube, for better medicinal effects).
The plant lauroceraso that combines laurel and cherry grows throughout much of the year. The binomial name that corresponds to this species is the Lauro-cerasus Prunus. This species has hairless leaves very little grows fruit like black olives. Leaves lauroceraso can chew, but have a somewhat bitter taste. The usual time of flowering for lauroceraso is the spring .
At the time of collection of this plant are what matter most lauroceraso sheets (that is where the active ingredients of this plant are present in higher concentrations). It is important to make use of this plant in the fresh state. The leaves of this species contain significant amounts of prulaurasina and hydrocyanic acid.
One of the most widespread uses of the plant is lauroceraso flavoring. Since the plant can have a marked lauroceraso toxic effect when consumed internally, most likely in cases of home management is to apply in external applications (so there are very few risks and contraindications). In any case we assume that other administrations have antispasmodic and antitussive effect.
If you need to prepare an infusion made ??from lauroceraso we use 20g of leaves of this plant per liter of water. We must let cool for a reasonable time and use the mixture to wash and rinse for inflamed areas of the body. From lauroceraso can also prepare an aqueous solution can be used perfectly as antipruritic agent. For this we need several sheets of this species. As in many cases it is possible to obtain lauroceraso leaves it is best to get this preparation in a pharmacy or health food store.
The lesser centaury is a medicinal plant that grows in the form every two years and is called binomial Centaurium umbellatum. One of the characteristics typical of the smaller centaury stem having along its length several pairs of small light-colored wings. In the smaller centaury Ahuevado are shaped leaves. The leaves of this plant can grow directly from the stem or base of the plant.
Lesser centaury flowers, moreover, have rather short stalks and always grow in the summer months. At the time of collecting the smaller centaury plant for medicinal purposes it is best to take the flowers that give the plant (you have to dry them immediately). To further exploit the advantages of lesser centaury medicinally recommend storing this plant in small bags or sealed bags.
The chemical composition of the smaller centaury includes items such as various alkaloids, potassium salts, tannins, bitter glycosides magnesium. The main medicinal actions of lower centaury are diuretic, antipyretic, hypoglycemic, and general snack. It is also very good at stimulating the secretions of the digestive system. In different parts of the world is used less for their properties centaury in diabetes, rheumatism, fever and cholesterol high.
One can make medicinal preparations based on smaller centaury infusion. Lesser centaury infusion is prepared with only 30 grams of this herb per liter of water. This herb also can be exploited in powder form. The recommended dose is between 2 and 4 gr per day. One of the great advantages of the smaller centaury can also be used externally.