Erect annual herb, 30-60 cm high. Rounded, branched
and hollow stem. Trifoliate and petiolate leaves. The papillionaceous,
white-yellowish flowers start at the leave axil. The fruit is a legume (falciform
sheath) held inside between 10 to 20 square, yellow or brown seeds, divided in
two unequal halves by a groove.
is a native to western Asia, currently has a Mediterranean
and even American distribution. It is cultivated in India,
China and Ukraine.
> To recover from anorexia, weight loss, asthenia and general convalescences.
> Type II diabetes mellitus
> Gastritis, gastroduodenal ulcer
> Rickets and osteomalacia
> Upper respiratory tract cold
> Oxalic lithiasis.
> Topical application: stomatitis, gingivitis, pharyngitis, furuncles,
blepharitis, abscesses, conjunctivitis, vaginitis, crural ulcers, eczema.