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Spanish: Dulcamara.

English: Bittersweet.

French: Douce - amer.

From the family of Solanaceae.

Mildly narcotic. Bronchitis, convulsive coughing. Combat intestinal catarrh. Rheumatic pain. Skin disorders in purifying.

Used Part.

The bark of the stems and leaves. Also popularly used fresh berries.

Active Principles.

Stems, bark: Glucoalcaloides type of espirosolanoles: tetrad solanodulcina, solamarina, Solano, solamargina, soladulcamarina. Saponósidos steroids (agliconas: diosgenin, yamogenina, tigogenina. Dulcamarético acids and dulcamárico.

Berries: Lycopene, licoxantina, resin, tannins, saponosides.

Drug Action.

Stem, bark: In internal use is a laxative and diuretic effect uricosuric, which is considered "cleanse". Topically is an analgesic.

Fresh Berries: Applied topically have an effect rubefaciente intense, an analgesic.


See precautions.

Stems, bark and eventually the leaves are popularly used in case of constipation, diarrhea, states that requires an increase of diuresis: genitourinary disorders (cystitis, ureteritis, urethritis, oliguria, urolithiasis) hiperazotemia, hyperuricemia, gout, High blood pressure, edema, overweight accompanied by fluid retention. Eczema, hives, psoriasis, crusted milk blefaroconjuntivitis, skin sores, bronchitis, warts and cancers.

Fresh Berries (topical) Inflammation osteo, myalgia, muscle contractures.


Stems, bark: Pregnancy, breast feeding, children.

Fresh Berries should not be applied to the mucous membranes or blemished skin areas (wounds, sores, burns, eczema)

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

Caution / Poisoning.

It is a plant unsafe. We recommend avoiding their prescription to be administered orally. The plant contains alkaloids that can cause food poisoning characterized by vertigo, Mydriasis, gastrointestinal disorders in the form of vomiting and diarrhea, convulsions, cardiorespiratory collapse and even death.

Their power is intense rubefaciente: wash your hands well after application and avoid contact with mucous membranes.

Take into account the alcohol content of the extract fluid from the dye and syrup.

Galenica forms / Dosage.

See precautions.

Stems, bark:

1% Infusion, one to three cups a day.

Fluid extract (1: 1) 10 - 20 drops, one to three times a day.

Tincture (1: 10) 25 - 50 drops, one to three times a day.

Fresh Berries: Apply the juice directly over the area to treat (see precautions)


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