There is no more delicious aroma for a mendocino than the perfume that this plant gives off when wet with rainwater.
The jarilla was declared in 2006 as the provincial flower of Mendoza. Mentioned in countless poems and Popular songs.
It is a shrub up to 2 meters high and is characterized by its woody stem, resinous leaves and solitary flowers. tarias, yellow and large. Flowering occurs in October and at the end of November is the time for fruiting. fication.
It is a natural compass, this is because its leaves are arranged with the front to the East and the reverse towards the West, so the profile is oriented towards the North and the South. Thus, it catches the warm morning sun and in the afternoon, but avoid the strong midday sun and dehydration.
·We can harvest a twig very carefully and hang it in the shower, with the steam that is produced. Burning the plant activates its properties and gives them away during the bath.
·We can also take advantage of it as an indigenous incense, made with a sprig of dried jarilla
which is crushed with a mortar. The Sahumo is an ancient ritual that, through the burning of medicinal plants, Traditional, works on cleaning, healing, protection and alignment of the spirit.
Jarilla tea is good for fighting arthritis and rheumatism, reduces fever, lowers cholesterol, has anti-inflammatory and healing effect, fights baldness and diabetes.
·In addition to its healing properties, it is very important for the soil of Mendoza since it affirms the land in the foothills and avoid the dangerous floods caused by classic summer storms.
We have a duty to care for this native plant that is so generous and representative of the Mendoza landscape.