xanthium spinosum

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xanthium spinosum
Used Part.

The stems and leaves.

Active Principles.

Heterósidos: xantoestrumarina. Caféico acids and coumarin; quercetin. Essential oil, resin. Traces of alkaloids. In the seeds: linoleic acid. In the fruits: beta - sitosterol.

Drug Action.

Plant poorly studied. Popularly used as a diuretic, sudorific, sialagogo, anti - inflammatory, astringent (antidiarrheal, healing) or mild laxative (as areas) spasmolytic, antiseptic, antipyretic and hepatoprotective.


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


Pregnancy, infancy, young children (oral) by the presence of alkaloids.

Caution / Poisoning.

Is popularly believed that inhibits female fertility and that may have depressive effects.

Galenica forms / Dosage.

Infusion: One tablespoon per cup dessert, infuse 10 minutes. Two or three cups a day, after meals.


Gupta, MP. 270 Medicinal Plants Ibero - American. Santafe de Bogota: Latin American Program of Science and Technology for Development (CYTED) 1995, pp. 168 - 71.

Mulet, L. Toxic Plants of Valencia. Castellon: Provincial, 1997, p. 466.

Peris, JB; Stübing, G; Figuerola, R. Guide to Medicinal Plants of Valencia. Valencia: Las Provincias, 1996, p. 133.

Villar, L; Palacín, JM; Calvo, C. Gomez, D; Montserrat, G. Medicinal Plants of the Aragonese Pyrenees and other tierrras Huesca. 2. Huesca: Provincial, 1992, p. 273.

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