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Used Part.

The leaves, the root.

Active Principles.

It has a high oxalic acid content and oxalate; anthraquinone (emodinas) essential oils, tannins, quercitin, vitexina, iron salts (1. 5%) vitamin C.

Drug Action.

Antianaemic remineralizing, vitamin. Expectorant, stimulant of the defenses functional capillary protector, appetizer, diuretic: For its content derived Anthraquinone should submit a mild laxative, but for its content is astringent tannins (its main application is popular as an antidiarrheal and local hemostatic)


Constipation, diarrhea. Anemia, convalescence. Colds and flu. Popularly used to be "cleanse" in - depth treatment of chronic skin ailments (eczema, psoriasis, etc.


Lithotripsy oxalic, because of its content in oxalates.

Side Effects.

At high doses can cause vomiting, diarrhea and alterations of urination (see intoxication)

Caution / Poisoning.

The poisoning is manifested as a table gastroentérico: nausea, vomiting, cramps, diarrhea. In severe cases can cause hypokalemia, metabolic acidosis and kidney or liver failure and even death.

Galenica forms / Dosage.

Infusion: 1 teaspoon per cup dessert, two cups a day.

External use: Apply the infusion in the form of washes or towels.


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