RED Arenaria

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RED Arenaria
English: Sand spurry.

French: Spergulaire.

From the family of Cariofiláceas.

Diuretic. Colds and spasms of the bladder. Kidney Stones and Arenillas.

Used Part.

Sumidades the air.

Active Principles.

Has described the presence of an aromatic resin, anthocyanins, flavonoids, saponosides. Abundant mineral salts: potassium, calcium.

Drug Action.

Plant poorly studied despite its wide popular use. Because of its content in flavonoids and potassium salts, presents a particularly uricosuric diuretic action.


States that require an increase in urine output: genitourinary disorders (cystitis, urethritis, urethritis, pyelonephritis, oliguria, urolithiasis) hiperazotemia, hyperuricemia, gout, high blood pressure, edema, overweight accompanied by fluid retention.


No alcoholic extracts prescribed to children under two years or consultants in the process of alcohol addiction.

Caution / Poisoning.

Take into account the alcohol content of the extract fluid and dyeing.

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.

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

Decoction: 50 g / l, boil one minute. Infuse for 10. Three cups a day.

Fluid extract (1: 1) 10 - 20 drops, two or three times a day.

Tincture (1: 10) 50 drops, one to three times a day.


Bézanger - Beauquesne, L; Pinkas, M; Torck, M. Dans la Plantes Les Thérapeutiques Moderne. 2. Paris: Maloine, 1986, p. 400.

Bézanger - Beauquesne, L; Pinkas, M; Torck, M; Trotin, F. Medicinal plants of temperate Regions. Paris: Maloine, 1980, p. 97.

Fernandez, M; Nieto, A. Medicinal Plants. Pamplona: Ediciones Universidad de Navarra, 1982, p. 165.

Le Floc'h, E. Etude Ethnobotanique une contribution to the Flore Tunisienne. Imprimerie officielle de la République Tunisienne, 1983, p. 90.

Van Hellemont, J. Compendium of Phytothérapie. Bruxelles: Association Pharmaceutique Belge, 1986, p. 44.

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