Botanically it is called Caparis spinosa, a member of the caper family, grows to 4 ft. tall and produces quickly fading 4-petalled white flowers. The flowers which bear masses or showy stamens that extend well beyond the petals mature into berries with numerous seeds.
Benefit and uses of Caper.
- Capers have reported uses for arteriosclerosis, as diuretics, kidney disinfectants, vermifuges and tonics. Infusions and decoctions from caper root bark have been traditionally used for dropsy, anemia, arthritis and gout.
- Capers used in recipes of salads, pasta, meat, sauces and garnishes to add a pungent spicy flavor and aroma to food.
- Capers parts used are the bark and root bark in various herbal remedies. Buds, to be harvested in the morning time immediately before flowering; they are never dried but pickled in oil, brine or vinegar.
- Caper is used as an Analgesic; Anthelmintic; Antihaemorrhoidal; Aperient; Deobstruent; Depurative; Diuretic; Emmenagogue; Expectorant; Tonic; Vasoconstrictor.These are the properties of the root bark. Decoctions from the root bark have been used in traditional medicines for dropsy, anemia, arthritis and gout.
- Capers extracts of this or related species may improve dry skin and the function of enlarged capillaries.
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