MALE mugwort

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MALE mugwort
French: Auron.

English: Southernwood.

German: Gemeiner Beiffus.

Russian: Bozi Derevo.

Used Part.

The leaves and flowering tops.

Active Principles.

Essential oil (0, 2 - 0, 4%) with absintol; polyphenols (caféico and chlorogenic acid, flavonoids) cumarinas (escopoletol, isofraxidina, umbeliferona)

Drug Action.

Colerética strong, anthelmintic, estrogen; bitter aromatic: appetizer, Carmine, organoleptic corrector.

Externally: antiseptic, healing and Antiseborrhoeic.


Hepatobiliary dyskinesias, inappetence, dyspepsia hiposecretoras, flatulence. Dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, intestinal parasitosis.

In topical use: wounds, seborrheic dermatitis, alopecia.


Unless otherwise indicated, we recommend not to prescribe the essential oil of male ABRÓTANO through internal during pregnancy (for its possible abortifacient effect) lactation and children under six years (at high doses is neurotoxic)

Do not use in patients with known hypersensitivity to this or other essential oils.

Do not prescribe alcoholic extracts to consultants in the process of alcohol addiction.

Caution / Poisoning.

The pure essential oil can be nerve and abortion. Applied topically can cause allergic reactions (contact dermatitis)

Galenica forms / Dosage.

Internal use:

Infusion: one tablespoon per cup of dessert. Three cups a day.

Fluid extract (1: 1) 40 - 60 drops three times daily.

Tincture (1: 5) 50 to 100 drops, two or three times a day.

Topical use:

Infusion: A spoonful of soup bowl.

Tincture (1: 10) as a treatment hair, apply rub the scalp.


Bézanger - Beauquesne, L; Pinkas, M; Torck, M. Dans la Plantes Les Thérapeutiques Moderne. 2. Paris: Maloine, 1986, p. 88.

Bézanger - Beauquesne, L; Pinkas, M; Torck, M; Trotin, F. Medicinal plants of temperate Regions. Paris: Maloine, 1980, p. 378.

James, A; Duke, Ph. D. Handbook of Medicinal Herbs. 5. Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press, 1987, pp. 65, 517.

Rivera, D; Obon, C. The Guide INCAFE of useful and Poisonous Plants of the Iberian Peninsula and the Balearics. Madrid: INCAFE, 1991, pp. 974 - 5.

Van Hellemont, J. Compendium of Phytothérapie. Bruxelles: Association Pharmaceutique Belge, 1986, p. 48.

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