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Spanish: Consuelda.

English: Comfrey.

French: Consoude; Oreille d'Ane.

From the family of Boragináceas.

Weld (heal) recent injuries. Cleaning wounds.

Used Part.

The root.

Active Principles.

Allantoin (0. 6 - 0. 8%) mucilages (fructosanas) tannins (5%) essential oil, traces of alkaloids pirrolizidínicos; Phytosterols (sitosterol) acids and rosmarínico litospérmico (deps dihidrocaféico acid) asparagine (2 %)

Drug Action.

The allantoin has a healing effect, reepitelizante; the mucílagos act as demulcent (moisturizing, anti - inflammatory) tannins are astringents (antidiarrheal, hemostatic local)


Internal use (see precautions) It has been used in the treatment of gastritis, gastric ulcers, diarrhea and irritable bowel syndrome.

In topical use: Escoceduras, dry eczema, itching, cracks of the breasts, ichthyosis, psoriasis, to the mucose vulvovaginal dystrophy, parodontopatías, tendonitis, bursitis, inflammation osteo, contusions, bruises. Traditionally used to accelerate the consolidation of fractures.


Internal use: should not be prescribed for oral use in: Pregnancy, breast feeding or hepatopathy.

Topical use: not apply on open wounds.

Caution / Poisoning.

Their use should be limited to the topically. Prolonged use by internal is dangerous because it contains alkaloids that can produce pirrolizidínicos hepatotoxic liver degeneration. If considered appropriate prescribing, further treatments short: no more than 4 - 6 weeks in a year.

Galenica forms / Dosage.

Use (see precautions)

Decoction: one tablespoon per cup of dessert. Boil 5 minutes. Three cups a day.

Fluid extract (1: 1) 20 - 30 drops, 2 - 3 times a day.

Tincture (1: 10) 30 - 50 drops, 2 - 3 times a day.

Dry extract (5: 1) 50 mg / capsule, one to three a day.

Dust: 100 - 300 mg, one to three times a day.

External use:

Decoction: 5%, infuse two hours, apply in the form of washes or towels.

Grated fresh root, applied in the form of poultice over the area to treat.

Ointment (20% extract fluid) 2 - 3 applications per day.


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