Globularia Alypum L. is a small evergreen aromatic semi-bush that rarely exceeds 60 cm. Its small bluish-purple aromatic flowers are clustered in head-form inflorescences. In ancient Greece it was called “Alypum”, it was quite famous and was considered a medicinal plant.
The leaves are green, long and narrow with a nerve, sharp with a widening towards the edge. The flowers are blue of up to 30 mm diameter. It is an excellent bee plant providing valuable nectar and pollen at the beginning of the beekeeping season, as the flowering begins in mid February.
Changed its name to Globularia Alypum
Flowering of the Year At the Farm
Of the People Use it for the Bile
Use Of Globularia Alypum
As a Medicinal Herb
The plant is rich in polyphenols and flavonoids. Related academic researches registered in the US National Library of Medicine documented the highly antioxidant properties of the plant. It also acts beneficially to muscles and kidneys, reducing lipid peroxidation, and improves antioxidant enzymes. A related study of the Farhat Hached Hospital substantiated the androgenetic (sperm creation) properties of the plant, which contribute to the treatment of infertility. Dioscorides, as a major doctor pharmacologist and botanist, says Globularia Alypum was very good bile cleaner, antirheumatic, diaphoretic, antipyretic, and many argue that it is good against sciatica.
As an Infusion
An infusion made from the flowers is used for the treatment of urolithiasis. Finally, modern studies have proved the antidiabetic action of the plant. Its hypoglycemic action is mediated by improving the peripheral glucose metabolism and increasing the release of insulin.
Infusion: (Pour water from a cup in a saucepan and add the dried herb (2-3 sprigs). Boil for 3 minutes, strain and add, if desired, a spoonful of honey.