The scientific name is Veronica officinalis. Other common names: Bird’s Eye, Ground-well and Common Speedwell.
It is a plant belonging to the plant family: Scrophulariaceae.
It is a creeping stem grass. Veronica leaves grow in pairs facing each other.
Since leaf nodes are born roots that are inserted into the earth and is what makes the plant look like cringing.
They have clusters of bluish flowers. These are very small
This herb grows in mountainous areas, and some dense forests.
The fruit is small, triangular-shaped and covered with a light hair.
Veronica is a plant that contains bitter principles that serve as snacks, ideal for complex digestion and reducing flatulence caused by poor digestion.
It also contains tannins, which act as astringents. Also applied to wounds and canker sores, helps healing.
It also contains saponins, soothing action and bronchial asthma.
It is also used in cases of anorexia, because it acts as an appetite stimulant.
Recipes for this herb:
Infusion: Place 5 gr. Veronica officinalis and dried whole. Added to 250 ml. previously boiled water, leaving it to stand for 12 minutes.
Of this preparation can be drunk up to three cups a day. Confers an appetite-stimulating effect, improving digestions and solving some mild cases of asthma and bronchitis.
Juice: This plant is also used fresh juice is extracted, which take 10 gr. Three times a day, the effects are achieved are similar to previous ones.
Decoction for external use. Add 40 gr. of the whole dried herb to a quart of water, boil for 10 minutes. With the liquid obtained directly compresses applied over cuts, wounds or ulcers.