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Second of Intsusa

  • In the spring of last year I wrote the first article dedicated to sauna and, as I announced then, was the first in a series of texts. I said that the donation and knowledge of this medicinal plant is similar to the source that does not run out and I think it will give me the theme of writing an article every spring.
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So, the Basques talked about the anthropological and ethnographic visions of this medicinal plant that we also call lintsusa, plausta, sabuka, sakut, txutxika and aztunpa, but today I will go down to practicality, because at the coast I have seen the flowers of the first and we have a perfect time to work with it.

When it's a sunny day, at noon we'll pick up flowers, only well-spread flower heads, a dozen. They are put upside down on the tray and taken to the kitchen. Beat two eggs and a pinch of salt and rub the first flower head well while heating the oil in the pan. Maybe you'll also want to put flour, I like to wrap it with chickpea flour after it's bounced, but it's optional. Fry well as croquettes until they chop and leave the paper underneath in the tray placed. We're going to do a very rich and healthy bite, especially good for the gut. If diarrhea is a symptom of overeating, it is important to start a couple of meals and gradually increase the amount.

We make a good cosmetic by macerating these flowers in oil. I recommend maceration in organic sunflower oil when it is allowed to dry and just dried. In 25% we put flowers and warm Mary in the bathroom for half an hour, then leave as it is all night (to keep it soaking) and in the morning we filter it twice, first with metal filter and then with a compact cloth. Well in the dark, airtight glass bottle. It is used to polish, calm and rinse the skin as it is anti-inflammatory and cleansing. In this way it can be used to disguise but also to massage. When you wash your face in bed and rub a bit, you start to appreciate the sauce.

It is also a good idea to mix new dried flowers and collect for infusions dried leaves of the male (Plantago lanceolata) that we now have strong. It is an adequate infusion for when diseases and respiratory ailments begin in the fall. In recent years, I like to stain both of them, because it's a very good way to have the medicinal plant by hand. Whoever wants to make a stronger and more stimulating tincture collects saupa grains in the fall, dry and dye (25% units). After mixing the spring tincture with the fall tincture at 50%, a good remedy is that whoever tests it knows.

Medicinal flower and adult specimens are safe, but unripe leaves and specimens are toxic. They shall not be included in internal or external use. During pregnancy and lactation the incisure is not safe, we know that it increases blood oxygenation and there are no studies that provide complete safety. Grains are incompatible with medications to decrease immunity and cortisone, but the flowers are.


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