hydrastis canadensis

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hydrastis canadensis
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Active Principles.

Alkaloids type bencilisoquinoleínico: hidrastina (which splits acid opiánico and hidrastinina) berberina, canadina, berbasterina.

Drug Action.

The hidrastina and hidrastinina act as vasoconstrictor of central origin, hemostatic, hypertensive and oxytocin, increasing the tone and uterine contractions, the berberina as hypotensive and stimulating peristalsis of the bowel and uterine tone. It is a bitter alkaloid, appetizer - eupéptico. Empirically used in the treatment of cystitis.


Postpartum bleeding, metrorrhagia, menorrhagia, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, varicose ulcers.


Pregnancy, lactation, blood disorders, due to the presence of alkaloids.

Do not prescribe dosage forms with alcohol content to children under two years or consultants in the process of alcohol addiction.

Caution / Poisoning.

A high dose is toxic, due to the alkaloids, causing convulsions, followed by spinal and bulbar paralysis.

Take into account the alcohol content of the fluid extract and tincture.

Galenica forms / Dosage.

Internal use:

Decoction: 30 g / l, simmer 5 minutes. Take 2 or 3 cups a day.

Dry extract (5: 1) 100 - 200 mg / capsule, 1 - 2 a day.

Fluid extract (1: 1, valued at 2% of hidrastina) 0. 5 to 1. 5 g per day (40 drops / g)

Tincture (1: 10, valued at 2% total alkaloids) 20 - 30 drops per dose, two to three times a day.

External use:

Creams, ointments and antivaricose Antihaemorrhoidals, often in association with hamamelis, VIBURNO of Indian or brown.


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