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Lepidium draba - 50 g

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Common name: Pepperwort

Botanical name: Phyllanthus niruri or Lepidium latifolium L.

Other common names: Pepperweed, Peppergrass

Net weight: 50 g

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Is a perennial plant. It is a member of the mustard and cabbage family.

Native to southern Europe, Mediterranean countries and Asia as far east as the Himalayas, it is an introduced species in North America, where it grows throughout the United States and Mexico.

Pepperwort normally grows to between 30 cm and 1 m, but may grow as tall at 2 m. The plants have numerous woody stems, alternating waxy leaves and clusters of small white flowers. It produces small (1.6 mm) fruits, each containing two reddish seeds.

Fresh leaves can be chewed and are empowered to strengthen teeth and gums.

Traditional Uses: Since ancient times this plant was used as diuretic.

Preparation of infusion: 1 liter of water to the fire is placed, once the plant is boiling check, turn off the heat and cover. Let stand for about 10 minutes. This we will take tea in a warm or can keep in the refrigerator.

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