cassia fistula

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cassia fistula
Used Part.

The dried flesh of the fruit.

Active Principles.

Anthraquinone derivatives, to a small extent, especially anthraquinone free, most notably the queen. Stigmasterol. Tryptophan.

Drug Action.

The anthraquinone give it a mild laxative and colerética activity, but effective. At high doses acts as a laxative.


Is specially designed to combat occasional constipation in children and the elderly.


Acute abdomen, intestinal obstruction. Pregnancy (for the effect of oxytocin anthracene derivatives) nursing (to pass into breast milk can cause diarrhea in infants) children under six. Menstruation, uterine or intestinal inflammatory statements, cystitis. Hemorrhoids (it is irritating, but often is considered an indication to cause defecation and reduce the pressure on the hemorrhoidal package) Liver failure, kidney or heart failure, cardiac treatment (hypokalaemia can boost its share)

Side Effects.

Excessive doses or used in people with greater sensitivity to the drug can cause intestinal cramping and vomiting.

Caution / Poisoning.

Chronic intake can Anthraquinone Derivatives lead to the destruction of the intramural nerve plexus of the colon, causing the so - called cathartic colon: a large intestine and devoid of Aten haustral, tubular appearance similar to ulcerative colitis of long duration. Frecuentemante is accompanied by melanosis rectocólica. Abuse of laxatives can also determine diselectrolitemia - hypokalaemia is especially dangerous in cardiac - esteatorrhea mild and protein losing enteropathy.

For the treatment of chronic constipation or usual, we recommend using laxatives mechanics, and introduce the necessary moficicaciones in diet and habits.

Galenica forms / Dosage.

Except prescription, take no more than three days in a row.

Infusion: 10 grams / liter. 1 cup before bedtime. If necessary, you can take another cup fasting.

Flesh of the fruit: 4 to 8 g, acts as a laxative. 30 or more grams, as a laxative.

Dry extract (5: 1) 250 to 800 mg / day (1 g equals 5 grams of dried plant)


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