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Used Part.

The achenes with their seeds.

Active Principles.

Petals: fitosterina, betaine, quercetin, hill, anthocyanin pigments, faradiol, arnidiol, phosphorus, calcium.

Seeds: The oil contains linoleic acid, oleic, palmitic, stearic, Araque, lecithin, phenolic acids: chlorogenic, caféico; carotenoids.

Drug Action.

The oil present in the seeds, because of its content in polyunsaturated fatty acids, lipid - lowering properties and gives it antiateromatosas, besides having a great nutritional value. In topical use is emollient. The flowers and leaves are considered antipiréticas.


Oil: arteriosclerosis, hypercholesterolemia, dry eczema, Dyshidrosis, dry skin, ichthyosis, psoriasis, burns.

Petals, leaves fever, influenza, colds.

Decoción popularly used the seed to combat anxiety and headaches.

Galenica forms / Dosage.

Seeds, sunflower oil: food use or topical.

Infusion (leaves, flowers) One tablespoon per cup dessert. Three a day.


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Mulet, L. Ethnobotanical survey of the province of Castellon. Castellon: Provincial, 1991, pp. 207 - 8.

Paris, RR; Moyse, M. Summary of Matter Médicale. Take III. Paris: Masson, 1971, p. 471.

Peris, JB; Stübing, G; Figuerola, R. Guide to Medicinal Plants of Valencia. Valencia: Las Provincias, 1996, p. 111.

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. 261.

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