Sunday, 19 May 2013


Medicinal plants collected by JoséLuis Benavente 
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
Infusions of rosemary are used for coughs , fever and painful digestions. Filter and drink three cups a day.

Oleander (Nerium oleander)
This poisonous plant in the hand of doctors can be converted into an excellent medicine .The pharmaceutical industry uses it for preparing cardiotonic and diuretic specialities .The hydroalchoholic extract of oleander acts on the movement of the heart.

Mallow (Malva silvestris)
For swollen gums and throats . In a cup of boiling water soak a teaspoon of mallow flowers for 10 minutes . Filter the liquid and use as a mouthwash . Repeat several times a day.

Orangetree (Citrus aurantium)
It´s used to prevent insomnia and nervous excitement . Put a cup of boiling water two grams of orange leaves , filter and sweeten with honey before drinking.

Nettle (Urtica dioca)
It is a infallible remedy for bleeding, it´s used as a remedy for sputum, also blood loss caused by menopausial disorders .The stinging nettle juice stops nosebleeds when introduced through the  nose, it´s also used as a multivitamin specially to increase milk production in women after child birth.

Thistle (Sylibum marianum)
Milk thistle is also used in many products to reduce the effects of a hangovers.

Bibliography - Text translated from "EL MARAVILLOSO MUNDO DE LAS HIERBAS" Editorial SA

Stand ready for the Science Fair
José Luis Benavente at the Science Fair 2013
José Luis Benavente explaining his project during the Science Fair

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