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From the family of Poligonáceas.

Astringent and emollient. Against colds bladder, matrix (white non - infectious flow) and intestines. Against diarrhea. In bleeding from internal organs.

For gargarismos in inflammation of the throat gum and weak that bleed. For at enemas diarrhea.

Used Part.

The rhizome.

Active Principles.

Starch, gallic acid and oxalic, ample tannins (15 - 20%) vitamin C, iron salts, sugar.

Drug Action.

Strong astringent, general tonic, anti, anti - inflammatory, hemostatic local healing.


Anemia. Diarrhea. Varicose veins, haemorrhoids.

In topical use: wounds and skin sores, mouth or corneal, blepharitis, conjunctivitis, parodontopatías, pharyngitis, dermatitis, erythema, pruritus, vulvovaginitis.


Gastritis, gastroduodenal ulcus (tannins irritate the gastric mucosa)

Do not prescribe dosage forms with alcohol content to children under two years or consultants in the process of alcohol addiction.

Caution / Poisoning.

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

Galenica forms / Dosage.

Internal use:

Decoction: 30 to 40 g / l, boil 10 minutes. Three or four cups a day.

Dust: 1 to 4 g per day, in capsules of 400 mg.

Fluid extract (1: 1) 30 to 50 drops, one to three times a day.

Tincture (1: 10) 50 - 100 drops, one to three times a day.

External use:

Glycolic extract (1: 5) in the form of gel.

Decoction: 60 to 80 g / l, boil 15 minutes. Apply in the form of towels, lotions, baths, irrigation, mouthwash or gargarismos.


Bézanger - Beauquesne, L; Pinkas, M; Torck, M; Trotin, F. Medicinal plants of temperate Regions. Paris: Maloine, 1980, pp. 84 - 5.

Bruneton, J. Elements of Phytochemistry and Pharmacognosy. Zaragoza: Acribia, 1991, p. 184.

Fernandez, M; Nieto, A. Medicinal Plants. Pamplona: Ediciones Universidad de Navarra, 1982, p. 141.

Van Hellemont, J. Compendium of Phytothérapie. Bruxelles: Association Pharmaceutique Belge, 1986, p. 308.

WICHTL, M. Herbal Drugs and Phytopharmaceutical. A Handbook for Practice on a scientific basis. Stuttgart: Medpharm Scientific Publishers, 1994, p. 501.

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