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Used Part.

The flowering tops.

Active Principles.

Essential oil: estragole (70%) anethole, d - limonene, furanocumarinas (methoxypsoralen) Alkaloids Anthranilic acid derivatives: dictamnina. Saponósidos. Bitter principles.

Drug Action.

Popularly used as a digestive, Carmine, organoleptic corrector, and hypotensive.


Flatulence, dyspepsia hiposecretoras, hypertension. Due furanocumarinas its content photosensitising, it might be interesting to study in the treatment of vitiligo, psoriasis and associated with UV radiation. It has been shown its effect repopulated scalp in chronic alopecia areata.


Pregnancy, infancy, by the presence of alkaloids.

Caution / Poisoning.

The furanocumarinas produce intense contact dermatitis to collect the plant, especially if the skin is moist and there is a subsequent exposure to ultraviolet radiation.

Galenica forms / Dosage.

Decoction of 2 - 3%, once or twice a day.


Mulet, L. Toxic Plants of Valencia. Castellon: Provincial, 1997, pp. 164 - 5.

Rivera, D; Obon, C. The Guide INCAFE of useful and Poisonous Plants of the Iberian Peninsula and the Balearics. Madrid: INCAFE, 1991, p. 699.

Van Hellemont, J. Compendium of Phytothérapie. Bruxelles: Association Pharmaceutique Belge, 1986, pp. 135.

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. 88.

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