5/5/09

Plants From Península Valdés - Paramela




Paramela (Adesmia Boronioides) is a native shrub from the Patagonia Steppe.It blooms in Spring, height up to 2 mts and expand along many metres. Even though it can be found in small sizes and be unnoticed, its flowers are 1 cm of lenght.
The steams and leaves were used by the Tehuelches against the flu. As Priegue and Casamiquela says, the tehuelches use to boil water with sugar, like doing a syrup, and after that they added the Paramela.
Correa, says that nowadays the Paramela is used to help digestion and as sahumerio for respiratory problems.
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