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English: Erysimum.

French: Herbe aux Chantres.

Family: of the crucifer.

Part Used: The entire plant.

Active Principles: Essential oil, mirosina, mucilages, dextrin, pectin. Heterósidos sulphurised: sinegrósido.

Pharmacological Action: Antiinflamtorio, balsamic (expectorant) spasmolytic, acting especially on the airways and bile, diuretic.

Indications: Inflammation, Undermine hoarseness. Cough. Chest colds. Scurvy, pharyngitis, laryngitis ("Herb of the singers') bronchitis, asthma. Hepatobiliary dyskinesias, cholecystitis, cholelithiasis.


Obstruction of bile. 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.

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

Galenica forms / Dosage.

Internal use:

Infusion: one tablespoon per cup of dessert, infuse for 20 minutes. Three or four cups a day, after meals.

Fluid extract (1: 1) 30 drops, one to three times a day.

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

Syrup (10% extract fluid) two or three tablespoons (40 to 60 g) per day.

Topical use:

Infusion: One tablespoon per cup dessert. Apply in the form of gargarismos or inhalations.

Fluid extract (1: 5) 50 drops on a decoction of marshmallow. Apply in the form of gargarismos two or three times a day.


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