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Used Part.

The flowering tops.

Active Principles.

Tannin, gallic acid, essential oil (0, 3 - 1%) citronelal, limonene, terpineol; resin, polienos, poliínos.

Drug Action.

The tannins give it an astringent, antidiarrheal. The polienos and poliínos, an antiseptic, uricosuric diuretic, anti - inflammatory.


Diarrhea. States that require an increase in urine output: genitourinary disorders (cystitis, ureteritis, urethritis, oliguria, urolithiasis) hiperazotemia, hyperuricemia, gout, high blood pressure, edema, overweight accompanied by fluid retention. Bronchitis, metrorrhagia, vulvovaginitis, Stomatitis, parodontopatías.


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.

The use of diuretics in the presence of hypertension or heart disease, should be done only by prescription and under medical supervision, given the possibility of occurrence of decompensation or tension, if the elimination of potassium is considerable, enhancing the effect of cardiac.

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

Galenica forms / Dosage.

Internal use:

Decoction: one tablespoon per cup of dessert. Boil 2 minutes and infuse for 10. Take three or more cups a day, after meals.

Fresh Juice: 50 g / day.

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

Tincture (1: 10) 50 - 100 drops, one to three times a day.

Dry extract (5: 1) 0. 5 to 1. 5 g / day.

External use:

Decoction: implemented in the form of mouthwashes, washed or vaginal irrigations.


Bézanger - Beauquesne, L; Pinkas, M; Torck, M. Dans la Plantes Les Thérapeutiques Moderne. 2. Paris: Maloine, 1986, p. 201.

Bézanger - Beauquesne, L; Pinkas, M; Torck, M; Trotin, F. Medicinal plants of temperate Regions. Paris: Maloine, 1980, p. 398.

Van Hellemont, J. Compendium of Phytothérapie. Bruxelles: Association Pharmaceutique Belge, 1986, p. 147.

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