20 Graines Benoîte commune, herbe du bon soldat, Geum urbanum

20 Graines Benoîte commune, herbe du bon soldat, Geum urbanum

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Common Benoîte, Grass of the Good Soldier, Geum Urbanum |

The Benoîte Common or Benoîte Urban Listening (Geum Urbanum), also called the Holy Benoît or grass of the good soldier, is a perennial herbaceous plant of the rosaceae family. It is found throughout continental France and in Corsica, particularly in fresh places such as hedges, undergrowth, nitrophil and only hygrophilic hems.

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Geum “ probably designated the plant in Latin, perhaps by derivation of the Greek Geuô, to taste, by allusion to the scent of Cloves Roots2 ». In the Middle Ages, it was called Herba Benedicta, " Blessed grass ", in reference to the wonderful medicinal properties attributed to the common benoîte, then by assimilation grass of Saint Benoît, a saint at the origin of theOrder of Benedictines, invoked against burns and to defeat the demon3. TheSpecific epithet Urbanum, " of the city ", is curious, because the plant likes more at the edge of the woods than on the edge of the sidewalks. Perhaps it abounded in the city ofUppsala, where the naturalist resided Linné which thus appointed it2.

Formerly, the common benoite was considered as a magic plant associated with white magic. In Middle Ages Herbof the good soldier was the ally of soldiers of the good god, these monks Exorcists which used benoite to drive out the Devil and all its superements. The ancestor of beer, the Cervoise, was not flavored with hops but with branches of royal pepper or rhizomes de Benoîte Common.

In the past, the dry root was used to replace the cloves. It was used as FEBRIFUGE, Succedan of Quinquina since XVIIe century.

In northern Europe, it was used to flavor the beer, or the Wine by Maceration with zests ofCitrus.

Very young leaves in spring can be added to salads but they quickly become too rich in tannins and too astringent. You can make it a wine and use its adventitative roots to flavor sauces. Its leaves and its rhizome are Astringents and Vulneuria due to theEssential Oil and the Tanin that they contain, D ' where its traditional uses like11 Antihemorrhagic, antidiarrheal, febrifuge, styptic, to relieve sore throat or stomach pain.

Contents subject to the CC-BY-SA license 3.0. Source : Article Benoîte Common de Wikipedia in French (Authors)

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