cactus grandiflorus

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cactus grandiflorus
Cactus grandiflorus L.

Used Part.

The flowers and stems.

Active Principles.

Cactina (hordenina) cacticina, narcisina, grandiflorina, hyper, rutoside, routine.

Drug Action.

The cactina has a pseudo - digital without risk of accumulation, so it was used as cardiotonic.


Formerly used in the treatment of angina pectoris, coronaritis, palpitations, congestive heart failure. Dose: 1: 1 extract liquid fresh: 1 - 15 drops 1 - 3 times per day in a small water glass.


Other cardiac medications, quinidine, Anthraquinone laxatives, thiazide diuretics (for the possible enhancement of cardiac effect) An overdose can cause tachycardia, cardioespasmo or a feeling of constriction in the chest, carditis, pericarditis, mental confusion, headache, vertigo, amblyopia, the sensitivity of gastrointestinal upset and noise. This herb should only be used below the guidance of trained medical practitioners. The cactus can enhance the drug as an digitoxin heart, digoxin and other plants that contain cardiac glycosides. Physicians should closely monitor individuals who consume formulas with the cactus to take drugs or cardiac glycosides. The cactus is contraindicated in pregnancy.

Caution / Poisoning.

We recommend their use and avoid resorting to digitalis standardized.

Not to be confused with other species of Cactus: Opuntia vulgaris, Opuntia ficus - indica, and so on.


Benigni, R; Capra, C; Cattorini, P. Piante Medicinali. Chimica, Pharmacology and Therapy. Milano: Inverni & Della Beffa, 1962, p. 173 - 4.

James, A; Duke, Ph. D. Handbook of Medicinal Herbs. 5. Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press, 1987, pp. 441; 522.

Van Hellemont, J. Compendium of Phytothérapie. Bruxelles: Association Pharmaceutique Belge, 1986, p. 93 - 4.

Grandiflorus cactus Selenicereus.

The cactus - grandiflorus of Selenicereus (in the Cactaceae or the family of Cactus)

Dismisses used:

Try / smell: Sweet, tart.

Trends: Cooling, drying.

The portrait mental and specific: He said conditions for the expansion and atony of negligence muscular and has a special affinity for the heart.

The use: a) Diuretic, b) tonic cardiac stimulant, c) trophorestorative Heart, d) Stimulating the nerves and spinal traction.

The main action is on the cactus fiber circular muscle of the heart and arterioles and is used in cardiac incompetence, CHF, weak heart, and angina mitral insufficiency.

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