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This plant is commonly recommended as a diuretic and for kidney discomforts, which takes the infusion of whole plant, preferably fasting, is sometimes prepared with other plants, are left serenar one night and the next day fasting is taken as water usage.

When there is pain from the waist or back, the cooking of these and other herbs such as broom and pony tail, is ingested as water usage.

As it is administered: The infusion fasting or as a tea. Other applications that have the Doradillo are for coughs, intestinal parasites, diarrhea, rheumatism, purify the blood and expel the placenta. This plant is found in much of Central America and Panama.

Small plant that is glued to the rocky substrate and has no semblance of rosette stem; their overlapping leaves are dried and the wind is in themselves and form yellowish balls. He lives in warm climates, semi, semi - dry and mild. Grows associated with the tropical deciduous forest and subcaducifolia, Xeric scrublands, forests of oak and mixed pine.

Used Part.

The aerial parts.

Active Principles.

Plant poorly studied. Has described the presence of tannins, organic acids and mucilages.

Drug Action.

Using popular as: Diuretic, colerética, hypotensive, hipoviscosizante, general tonic and antitusivo.


States that require an increase in urine output: genitourinary disorders (cystitis, urethritis, urethritis, oliguria, urolithiasis) hiperazotemia, hyperuricemia, gout, high blood pressure, edema, overweight accompanied by fluid retention. Prevention of atherosclerosis; dyskinesias bile. Bronchitis, influenza, colds.

Recommended in kidney stones, digestive disorders such as stomach inflammation, ulcers, pain, liver and gallbladder.

Galenica forms / Dosage.

Infusion: 1 tablespoon per cup, two or three cups a day, after meals.


Le Floc'h, E. Etude Ethnobotanique une contribution to the Flore Tunisienne. Imprimerie officielle de la République Tunisienne, 1983, p. 35.

Mulet, L. Ethnobotanical survey of the province of Castellon. Castellon: Provincial, 1991, pp. 110 - 2.

Peris, JB; Stübing, G; Figuerola, R. Guide to Medicinal Plants of Valencia. Valencia: Las Provincias, 1996, p. 37.

Villar, L; Palacín, JM; Calvo, C. Gomez, D; Montserrat, G. Medicinal Plants of the Aragonese Pyrenees and other tierrras Huesca. 2. Huesca: Provincial, 1992, pp. 63; 77.

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