Botanist: Parietaria officinalis L.

Castilian: parietaria, cristalla, wall herb, snake basil, caracolera, cañarroya

Catalan: parietària, cama-roja, caragolera, granadella

Basque: ormabelarr, odar, zigu, muru belarr

Galician and Portuguese: parietária, urtiga mansa, erva dos muros, colerinha

French: pariétaire, officinale, perce-murailles, épinard des murailles, casse pierre

English: wall of the wall, parietary, day and night, lichwort

Dutch: glaskruid

German: Glaskraut

Italian: parietaria, pierces walls, stone breakers

Family: Urticaceae

Habitat: ancient walls, walls and ruins. Extended from Central and Southern Europe, North Africa and West Asia

Medicinal part: the whole plant

Type of plant: it is a herbaceous and lively plant, very branched, covered with coarse hair and with reddish stems

Height: up to 70 cm

Leaves: up to 3 cm long and 1.5 cm wide. They are alternated, petiolate and portrayed from the base and from the end. I'm light green

Flowers: they sprout from the axils of their leaves and are greenish or nlanquecine and without peduncles. They are grouped in five by five forming glomeres

Fruits: black and shiny achene

Most important components

- Amari

- Tannins

- Glucosides

- Flavonic

- Potassium nitrate

- Calcium oxalate

- Mucilage

- Sulfur compounds

- glycolic acid

- Glyceric acid

Your properties

- Diuretic (discrete effect due to its potassium nitrate content)

- General depurative

- Antirheumatic

- Antigotosa

Your indications:

- In the diuretic compositions, herbal teas

- Kidney stones

- Difficulty urinating or edema

- Purification of the organism in case of rheumatism

- Gout pains (external use of its leaves in the form of a poultice)

- Hemorrhoids (external use of its leaves in the form of a poultice)


- There are no known toxic or secondary effects of its medicinal use


- Infusion or decoction: put 50 g per liter of water

- Mother tincture: take up to 40 drops three times a day

- Fluid extract: 1 to 4 g per day