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Aristoloquiáceas family.

Used Part.

The roots.

Description Of Greek Locher, delivery, which facilitates grass. This is a plant equipped with tuberous root, globosa, with many radículas. Since it produces a series of sparsely branched stems, upright, almost simple, fragile. The leaves have a hunch Ovada and are intact, reticulate, sessile, amplexicaules. The flowers begin in the armpit of leaves with short stems and yellow corolla, finished in a limbo oblong, dark color. The fruit is so ovoidal, with several longitudinal lines that contain many seeds Albuminoidal. Is usually found alongside roads, in meadows and fields. Is collected in May. The plant reaches a height greater than the development in half a meter.

Chemical compounds: acid aristolóquico, ulmina, tannin, sugars, malic acid, dyestuff.

Properties: Broncosedante, tosífuga, emenagoga, vulnerable.

How to use: Infusion, dye, powder, fluid extract. The root note consumed at high doses can have drastic effects and cause abortions and states of poisoning with inflammation of mucous membranes, enteritis and vomiting, followed all of a respiratory paralysis. Decoction is used externally on hard - healing ulcers and fistulas sacrales. Have also achieved good results in eczema and other skin diseases.

Active Principles.

Phenanthrene derivatives: aristolóquico and acid noraristolóquico, alkaloids.

Drug Action.

Formerly used as emenagogo and as oxytocin, "Aristos" (Aristos = best) "locheia" (locheia = birth) antiinflammatory, sudorific, healing.


The former gynecological applications are no longer in use.

Topical use: rebel acne, cutaneous fistula, skin sores, wounds, boils, herpes.

Caution / Poisoning.

Aristolóquico acid is highly toxic and irritating to mucous membranes, high - dose behaves like emetocatártico and can cause respiratory paralysis.

The acid aristolóquico is nephrotoxic and carcinogenic.

We recommend its topical use only.

Galenica forms / Dosage.

See section of precautions.

External use:

Decoction: 30 g / l, boil 10 minutes, apply in the form of compresses or lotions.

Tincture, ointment, applied locally.


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