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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 thistle has average heights between 60 and 80cm. The leaves of this species, known by the scientific name for Sonchus oleraceus, and edges are segmented divisions with several indentations. The thistle gives yellow flowers in clusters distributed (from 4 to 5 units).
This plant is native to Eastern Europe, but currently can be found almost everywhere in the world. This species grows interchangeably on the banks of a river and on the shores of the Sea (supports up to 2000 meters). The thistle also has no particular flourishes, as it has the ability to flower throughout the year.
The fruit gives the thistle plant are quite young and have a brown color (the same surface is wrinkled). The collection of this plant should be carried out in the autumn months. To take full thistle properties, moreover, it must be stored in the shade.
Both the leaves and stems of the thistle plant have within you considerable amounts of latex, a substance rich in fitosferina. The thistle is very effective in relieving external applications for wounds with pus. This species also can be an excellent alternative to relieve stomach pains. The thistle has properties as a laxative, cooling, diuretic and galactogogue (promotes milk flow).
The forms of typical use for thistle plant are like tea (prepared with leaves and roots of this plant and drinking a cup a day) and coffee (roasted and ground roots of the plant to prepare a coffee substitute ) and meals (this plant can be built in raw in salads).