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Used Part.

The branches.

Active Principles.

Plant poorly studied. Font i Quer account that the leaves contain salicylic acid. The fruits malic acid. Is extracted from the seeds up to 20% of oil, which formerly was used for household lighting.

Drug Action.

The leaves have been used popularly as febrífugo and analgesic.


In ethnobotany has been used to treat febrile syndromes. In the absence of more contrasting, we recommend caution in their use.

Caution / Poisoning.

The intake of fruits can cause gastroenteritis. The mule of Catalonia and Aragon did not usually use the rods of this shrub because, as well as raise blisters on the zone in the area of the coup, they produced hematuria.

Galenica forms / Dosage.

Decoction: A cuharada coffee cup. One to three cups a day.


Mulet, L. Toxic Plants of Valencia. Castellon: Provincial, 1997, p. 148.

Rivera, D; Obon, C. The Guide INCAFE of useful and Poisonous Plants of the Iberian Peninsula and the Balearics. Madrid: INCAFE, 1991, pp. 645 - 6.

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. 69.

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