The plants around us. Volum III The plant around us. Volume III. Etwining project - Page 31

GASTRONOMICS AND OTHER USES OF SANTOLINA CHAMAECYPARISSUS Cotton lavender is mainly used for making infusions with different medicinal effects, but it has been also used traditionally for other purposes. It is used to avoid moths by putting dry flower it inside the clothes drawers. In addition, it can be used as a complementary treatment for anorexia, since it is aperitive. It has been used in liquor stores, especially in Catalonia, the Balearic Islands and the Valencian Community, which are the areas in Spain with the greatest tradition of herbal liqueurs. In the garden is an excellent insect repellent. Recipe: Ingredients: • A spoonful of female abrótano. • 1 cup boiling water. How to prepare: • Add the plant to boiling water, cover and let stand for 5 to 10 minutes. MEDICINAL USE OF SANTOLINA CHAMAECYPARISSUS Cotton lavender lavender is is rarely rarely used used Cotton medicinally, though it is sometimes medicinally, though it is sometimes used internally internally as as a vermifuge a vermifuge for for used children and and to to treat treat poor poor digestion digestion children and menstrual problems. and menstrual problems. When finely finely ground ground and and applied applied to to When insect stings stings or or bites, bites, the the plant plant will will insect immediately ease ease the the pain.  pain.  immediately Applied to to surface surface wounds, wounds, it it will will Applied hasten the healing process by hasten the healing process by encouraging the the formation formation of of scar scar encouraging tissue. tissue. The leaves leaves and and flowering flowering stems stems are are The harvested in in the the summer summer and and dried dried for for harvested later use. later use.