It is called tulip to a class of plant that is part of the family of liliaceae. This genus is made up of more than a hundred species that are characterized by their large leaves and their unique flower with six petals.
Other names by which the tulip is generally mentioned are hibiscus, pacific, kiss flower, nasturtium, gumamela, china rose, cayenne, cardinal, cucarda and jaramillo. Regarding its origin and its habitat Natural, it comes from the warm regions of China although at present it is possible to find its crops in warm climates around the world.
Tulips are bulbous plants (they store nutrients in underground structures) that usually have a simple stem that can measure up to two feet. Its leaves, lanceolate, are large. At the top of the scape appears the flower, also of significant dimensions, characterized by its colors. The tulip also has a capsule-shaped fruit that houses many seeds.
For the beauty of their flowers, tulips are among the ornamental plants More popular. The Tulipa gesneriana is known as garden tulip or common tulip, and is the species More frequently.
Holland is the nation with higher production of tulips. Its economic relevance is so wide that, during the XVII century, there was a speculative phenomenon known as tulip mania, which led to a financial bubble that later caused a crisis. Poland, France and Japan are other countries that have a significant level of production of these plants.
The tulip, like practically the rest of the flowers and plants, has many properties considered beneficial for human health. Let’s see some of them and their uses in medicine alternative:
* protects the skin: the common tulip, like the rest of the plants of its family, has a high content of mucilage, a sugary component that provides emollient properties, that is, it makes it capable of protecting and hydrating the skin. For this reason, tulip can be used to treat a large number of problems such as cracks, wounds, pimples, burns, and cuts. The most common way of using it is by means of compresses based on an infusion, which must be applied on the affected area;
* is a natural antihypertensive: Tulip’s ability to remove fluids from the body makes this plant the ideal ingredient to treat hypertension. In many pharmacies and herbalists it is sold hibiscus tincture, a very suitable product to combat this problem;
* is ideal for treating respiratory diseases: the tulip is a very effective antitussive. To achieve this effect, all you have to do is place boiling water in a container of adequate dimensions to create steam vapors, and add a few drops of hibiscus extract. Colds, bronchitis, and the flu are other disorders respiratory that can be treated with this plant;
* fights digestive diseases: gastritis, heartburn and indigestion, among other problems of the digestive tube that cause inflammation or irritation of the mucous membranes, can improve considerably after consuming a tulip infusion. It is recommended to take two cups per day until the symptoms disappear;
* strengthens the scalp: one of the most common problems is hair loss, and with a tulip infusion it is possible to reduce it naturally.
“Tulip”, on the other hand, is the name of a song of the Spanish Amaia montero, and is part of his first solo album, which was released in 2008.
On Argentina, Tulip is the name of a brand of condoms and intimate gels. The company It was founded in 1989 and six years later he launched the first intimate gel in the country.