It’s a herbaceous and vivacious plant due to its
nod-like rhizome. Stems are erect of 0.20-1 m in height, barely branched and only at the
top. Leaves are alternate and pubescent, basal ones are petiole and oval-shaped
and the upper ones are usually sesile and lanceolate. Inflorescences are
racemes of yellow flowers: inner ones are lobed and outer ones are ligulate and
scanty. The fruit is an achenium with a pappus.
It’s original from Europe and Asia. It grows
along wood edges, meadows and brushes. It grows lengthwise Iberian Peninsula,
preferably in calcareous soils, poor soils at the base and up to 3,000 m. It is harvested
when is blooming.
> Genitourinary infections: cystitis, colibacillosis,
> To increase diuresis
in urinary tract inflammations.
> Kidney and urinary
> Gout and
hyperuricemia, benign prostatic hypertrophy.
> It has been
topically applied to treat stomatitis, parodontopathies, pharyngitis, skin