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