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Active Principles.

Starch, fats, resins, salicylic acid and oxalic.

Drug Action.

Popularly used as lipid lowering, demulcent and diuretic.


Hypercholesterolemia, prevention of arteriosclerosis. States that require an increase in urine output: genito - urinary disorders, hiperazotemia, hyperuricemia, gout, high blood pressure, edema, overweight accompanied by fluid retention. Gastritis, ulcus. In topical use: eczema.

Caution / Poisoning.

The use of diuretics in the presence of hypertension or heart disease, should be done only by prescription and under medical supervision, given the possibility of occurrence of decompensation or tension, if the elimination of potassium is considerable, enhancing the effect of cardiac.

Galenica forms / Dosage.

Decoction: one to two tablespoons per cup, and let boil 5 minutes macerated 6 to 8 hours. Take 1 to 3 cups a day.

Use a food (gofio)


Mulet, L. Ethnobotanical survey of the province of Castellon. Castellon: Provincial, 1991, p. 326.

Peris, JB; Stübing, G; Figuerola, R. Guide to Medicinal Plants of Valencia. Valencia: Las Provincias, 1996, p. 344.

Rivera, D; Obon, C. The Guide INCAFE of useful and Poisonous Plants of the Iberian Peninsula and the Balearics. Madrid: INCAFE, 1991, pp. 1070 - 1.

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