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Used Part.

The entire plant.

Active Principles.

Flavonoids (0, 2 - 1%) kenferol derivatives, and Querceta miricitrósido: avicularina (quercetin - 3 - arabinoside) Tannins. Silicic acid (1%) Mucilages. Phenol - carboxylic acids. Heterósidos coumarin (umbeliferona, escopoletol)

Drug Action.

The astringent tannins justify their action (antidiarrheal, hemostatic local) Remineralizing is, by its content in silica. Popularly used as an antitussive, expectorant and, for its diuretic effect, is one of the plants that receive the designation of rompepiedras.


Diarrhea, enterocolitis. 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. Flu, colds, bronchitis. Consolidation of fractures, osteoarthritis.

Topically: hemorrhoids, wounds, stomatitis, pharyngitis, vulvovaginitis, blefaroconjuntivitis, rhinitis.


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: one tablespoon per cup of dessert. Boil 2 minutes, infuse for 20. Take three or four cups a day.

Fluid extract (1: 1) 10 to 20 drops, two or three times a day.

Tincture (1: 10) 30 - 50 drops, two or three times a day.

Dust: 1 to 3 g per day, in capsules.

External use:

Decoction: 100 g / l, boil two minutes and leave to infuse for ten. Apply in the form of compresses, washes, mouthwashes gargarismos, instillations, irrigations or eye drops.

Water centinodia isotonic and sterile (eye drops)


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